Are Ajax and Accessibility mutually exclusive?

Peter of ATRC and an a11y community member, pointed me to a blog post titled “Stop using Ajax!”, written by OperaDev community member James “Brothercake” Edwards.

tagged with: #Ajax, #Dojo, #Jquery

Some better evaluation of image markup

Thursday’s nightly build of Firefox 3 contained a change that will give more useful information on certain pages where attributes for image tags have been used in some funny way. There are sometimes sites where the web author supplies an alt attribute with an empty string "", and in addition supplies a title with useful data.

tagged with: #Altattribute, #Imgtag, #Titleattribute

Started on automated test case development

As some of you may already have read on the newsgroups, or heard through statements from me or other accessibility developers at the Firefox project, one of my tasks is to develop automated test cases for our accessibility module. I started this project after the all-hands work week end of January. The first tests have been implemented, and pace is picking up speed. So far, I’ve implemented tests for the following interfaces:

tagged with: #Automatedtesting

A follow up to my Easy ARIA tip

Community member Ben Millard has pointed out in a recent blog post that roughly the same as shown in my example can be achieved using regular HTML 4 by embedding the input into the label. Thanks for that info, Ben! It is very useful and shows that some of the techniques that have been available for years escape even us gurus sometimes. But then, we don’t dig through every W3C doc on a regular basis, either.

tagged with: #Firefox, #Html

Easy ARIA tip #2: aria-labelledby and aria-describedby

Sorry it took me so long to get back to it, but here it is, my second tip on the usage of some easy ARIA markup to make your sites more accessible.

tagged with: #Aria-describedby, #Aria-labelledby, #Attribute, #Html

Easy ARIA Tip #1: Using aria-required

Inspired by a conversation I had with Aaron the other day, I’m starting a mini series about easy accessibility improvements you can accomplish using ARIA, but which do not require you to implement a whole widget. Some ARIA attributes also work on plain old standard HTML elements and can easily improve accessibility within supported browsers and screen readers. On browsers that do not support these attributes (yet), they are ignored and do not break your page just because that attribute is there.

tagged with: #Aria-required, #Attributes, #Html

The future of mobile accessibility, a hopeful lookout

In case you haven’t read it yet: Nokia acquires Trolltech. DougT also posted a follow-up article on the future, or lack thereof, of Symbian S60/S40, which you can find here.

tagged with: #Embedded, #Gnome, #Iaccessible2, #Kde, #MicrosoftActiveAccessibility, #UniversalAccess

Welcome to Marco's accessibility musings!

Hi and welcome to my blog!

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