Issue #231

Issue number 231 was sent on

Featured: The dangerous path of the accessibility overlay

Joe Dolson on why an accessibility overlay leads one down a dangerous path: “[It] fundamentally harms the future of web site accessibility. The nature of accessibility testing is to expose issues to a human being who can then act on those issues. An accessibility overlay, by nature, avoids exposing what problems it has addressed to a human being.”

Read more of The dangerous path of the accessibility overlay.

News, resources, tools and tutorials

New to A11y?

Matt Putland shows you how to make “read more” links accessible. I like how Matt shares you six options here, giving you plenty to pick from depending on your constraints.

Suggestions and corrections

Have a suggestion for something to be included in Accessibility Weekly? Did I make a mistake that doesn't belong on the Internet? You can either reply to this email or send a note to

Sponsorships and donations

You can sponsor Accessibility Weekly! For details, check out the sponsor page. If you or your company is interested, send a note to

If you enjoy the newsletter, consider making a donation.