By | No Commentson November 6, 2009 8:52 AM
WebAIM is an amazing resource for web designers who are concerned with the accessibility of their designs — optimistically speaking, all web designers! They do the hard work of research and testing to determine best practices for universal usability, and then publish their findings for our benefit.
One of their most useful projects is the screen reader user survey. Many of us designing websites do not have ready access to or facility with screen reader software, or know screen reader users who can test our designs. This makes the WebAIM screen reader user survey especially helpful in determining best practices for designing for screen reader users. The results of this survey provide insights into, for example, when to provide alt text for images and when to leave it off, or whether to provide "skip" links.
Many thanks to WebAM for their work in "expanding the web's potential for people with disabilities."