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Happy Birthday, WebAIM!

December 4, 2009 by JoLynne Lyon

WebAIM team members Jonathan Whiting, Jared Smith, Cyndi Rowland and Aaron Andersen.

WebAIM team members Jonathan Whiting, Jared Smith, Cyndi Rowland and Aaron Andersen.

“Few know that this past year marked WebAIM’s 10th birthday,” wrote WebAIM  Executive Director Cyndi Rowland. “Frankly, we have been so busy we almost missed it ourselves.”

But Rowland remembered in time to post a birthday  blog entry on WebAIM’s website, reflecting on ten years of service delivered and growth experienced.  WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) is a voice for web accessibility and a resource for businesses and organizations committed to the concept. It is an initiative of the CPD that provides products, training sessions and consulting help.

It started 10 years ago from very little. Now, Rowland says, WebAIM has grown to become one of the most trusted names in Web accessibility.

The comments at the bottom of her blog post back that statement up.

Here are a few of our favorite things from WebAIM:

The WAVE accessibility evaluation tool helps identify accessibility problems on a web page, and here’s the best thing: it’s free.

Articles and resources help explain different facets of web accessiblity. They’re free, too.

History of the browser user-agent string is crossover tech humor at its best. It will make you laugh, even if you don’t understood every word.