In January 2014, WebAIM conducted a survey of preferences of screen reader users. We received 1465 valid responses to this survey. This was a follow-up survey to the original WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey of January 2009 and the follow-up surveys from October 2009, December 2010, and May 2012.
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For Immediate Release!
February 5, 2014
Ever wanted to start up your own Personal or Business website but didn’t know where to start?
You’ve heard of WordPress, arguably the worlds best Content Management System(CMS) but have no idea about how to install it or manage it.
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By: Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion at disability and e-Accessibility charity, AbilityNet
Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Building in awareness is the only way to ensure web accessibility continues to go, writes Robin Christopherson of charity, AbilityNet, which promotes the inclusion of disabled people on the web.
For a business, it can also mean added revenue and protection from lawsuits.
11 March 2013
GENEVA (ILO News) – For most of us, surfing the Web has become almost second nature. But for millions of people with disabilities, the Internet remains inhospitable territory.
15 October 2012
Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Joint Technical Committee JTC 1, Information Technology of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), announced approval of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as an ISO/IEC International Standard (ISO/IEC 40500:2012).
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
by Philip J Reed
Too many businesses make the mistake of dismissing web accessibility as irrelevant, but the assumption that accessibility issues concern only a small segment of would-be customers is a potentially profit-damaging misstep.
Jul 06 2012
Disabled users are users.
This might seem like a straightforward or even a trite statement, but its a point worth making since Usability (or UX – User Experience) is a growing field which has the fantastic goal (and one very close to my heart) of making websites, or pretty much you interact with, less annoying, more intuitive and generally just work better. Usability, however, is rarely seen by its experts as being linked to the accessibility concerns of disabled users.
In May 2012, WebAIM conducted a survey of preferences of screen reader users. We received 1782 valid responses to this survey. This was a follow-up survey to the original WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey of January 2009 and the follow-up surveys from October 2009 and December 2010.
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Originally written 28th November 2011 by Léonie Watson
Links are like sign posts. They should tell you what you’ll find when you follow them. Writing good link text isn’t difficult, but there are a few things to be aware of when you do.