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WebAIM July 2022 Newsletter

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

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Tips for Getting the Most Out of WAVE

Implement these tips to use WAVE for more powerful accessibility testing.

Upcoming WebAIM Events

Web Accessibility in Mind Conference

This FREE online conference to be held September 7-8 will feature practical and helpful web accessibility presentations from top leaders in the field.

WebAIM Virtual Training

Registration is open for WebAIM's next virtual web accessibility training to be held August 24–25.

Zoom Accessibility Workshop

Register for WebAIM's new hands-on training on creating and hosting accessible Zoom meetings to be held October 11.

Resources

Use Firefox for accessibility testing

Firefox has become one of the best tools for accessibility audits. Let’s go over Firefox's accessibility features that you can use today.

What Does X% of Issues Mean?

If vendors are pitching based on their ability to catch X% of issues on a page, ask them to define "issues".

Abbreviations can be problematic

The best method for ensuring abbreviations are accessible is also the most simple.

Subheadings, subtitles, alternative titles and taglines in HTML

Until recently there was no dedicated method in HTML to identify content as a subheading, subtitle, alternative title or tagline. Now there is.

Research insight: accessibility of images

We often think of accessible images as having alt attributes with appropriate text descriptions for people who can not see or understand them. What gets overlooked is whether the visual content of the image is appropriate to the context of use for people with sight.

The Hidden History of Screen Readers

For decades, blind programmers have been creating the tools their community needs.

The Ballad of Text Overflow

Accessibility considerations for the text-overflow CSS property.

Quick Tip: Document and Content Language

The lang attribute in HTML should be used to identify the language of web pages and of other-language content within a web page. There are over 8,000 language codes, but in most cases it's best to use the most succinct value for a particular language - typically two characters (e.g., lang="en") is sufficient.

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