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WebAIM April 2022 Newsletter

Read this newsletter online at https://webaim.org/newsletter/2022/april

Features

Web Accessibility in Mind Conference

We're excited to announce this FREE online conference to be held September 7-8. The conference will feature substantive and helpful web accessibility presentations from top leaders in the field.

Tips for Accessible Screen Sharing

Screen sharing on video conferencing platforms comes with some accessibility dangers. This blog post provides tips for optimal accessibility.

News

WebAIM Virtual Training

Registration is open for WebAIM's next virtual web accessibility training to be held May 4–5.

Zoom Accessibility Workshop

Register for WebAIM's new hands-on training on creating and hosting accessible Zoom meetings to be held July 12.

Resources

Well Color Us Surprised—This SC Can Be a Tricky Customer

If there is one topic that causes a lot of debate, it's Success Criterion 1.4.1 - Use of Color. Time and again we encounter issues that result in much head-scratching and deliberation from the hive mind.

Web Accessibility Checklist

A checklist for creating accessible websites and web applications.

Brief Note on Buttons, Enter, and Space

Buttons respond very differently to keyboard interactions based on a variety of factors.

Why accessibility bugs are a good thing and how to handle them

Receiving accessibility bugs reported is a sign of accessibility success.

How to Fix Your Low-Contrast Text

Ben Myers provides detailed guidance on addressing this most common of accessibility issues.

aria-labelledby usage notes

The aria-labelledby attribute provides the opportunity for a developer to expose a short text string as the accessible name for an element.

Quick Tip: Color Reliance

Accessibility guidelines do not prohibit any specific color or color combination, such as red and green. However, they do require that "color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element". Ensure that color-reliance is tested for and avoided.

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