From WAI-ARIA to HTML5 and back…or maybe not?

Over the weekend, I gave a presentation at the German Multimediatreff. I talked about how to make things more accessible by combining HTML5 and WAI-ARIA in smart ways, using HTML5 where available and appropriate, and enhancing the user experience where HTML5 still has gaps in the implementation. This is a recap of what I showed. […]

Firefox 6: html:progress element accessibility

Recently, Mounir landed support for the HTML5 progress element on the Mozilla development branch (AKA “Nightly” channel). A few days later, after a concerted effort and another episode of “Marco and C++ are only partially good friends” , accessibility support landed, too, and thus the progress element will be accessible starting in Firefox 6. For […]

New accessibility support for HTML5 elements and attributes

In the nightly builds starting November 9th, 2010, there are some HTML5 elements and attributes newly supported by the accessibility APIs. This will be in Firefox 4.0. Landmark elements mapped to WAI-ARIA landmark roles We are mapping the following HTML5 landmark elements to accessibles with WAI-ARIA landmark role semantics: HTML5 element WAI-ARIA role article main […]

What should the action name for an indeterminate checkbox be?

As noted in this blog post, we’re currently working on implementing the accessibility for HTML 5 checkboxes that are indeterminate. An indeterminate checkbox is a checkbox that is neither checked nor unchecked, or half-checked if you will. The first stage is complete: Firefox 3.2a1pre as of Wednesday’s nightly will expose such indeterminate checkboxes as what […]