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The WebAIM Million and making our stuff more accessible

The WebAIM Million and making our stuff more accessible

A tiny talk given at the Wellington Open Source Show And Tell https://www.meetup.com/WOSSAT/events/267741635/ meetup, with some highlights (lowlights?) from the WebAIM Million accessibility survey.


Steve Barnett

February 18, 2020

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  1. The WebAIM Million and making our web stuff more accessible

  2. Who am I? Steve Barnett FED & UX person Accessibility

    at Totara
  3. WebAIM Million webaim.org/projects/million Accessibility analysis Top 1 million home pages

  4. WebAIM Million 98% of pages had WCAG 2.0 failures

  5. WebAIM Million Average of 60 errors per page

  6. Error (% of pages) Empty links (58%) Empty buttons (25%)

  7. Error (% of pages) Missing form labels (52%)

  8. The good news Automatically detectable errors For example: deque.com/axe

  9. Avoid errors in the first place Always have text equivalents

    for non-text stuff Always have labels (visible or not)
  10. TL;DR: run deque's axe Thanks!