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Category: JavaScript


04. August 11

Tests
The accessibility of Facebook

We have investigated the accessibility of Facebook in three subsequent "Tests of the Month" (May, June and July 2011). This article sums up the main findings.   [more] zu: Tests - The accessibility of Facebook

Tests, HTML and CSS, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA, Web applications

 

04. August 11

Tests
The accessibility of Facebook, Part 3: Daily use

The third and final Facebook test looks at activities in daily use, such as finding friends or sending status messages. How does Facebook fare here, in terms of accessibility?   [more] zu: Tests - The accessibility of Facebook, Part 3: Daily use

Tests, HTML and CSS, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA, Web applications

 

20. June 11

Dynamic content
Dealing with hidden content: what is best for screen reader users?

A recent article by Aaron Gustafson on "A list apart" raised the interesting issue whether content hidden through JavaScript should also be hidden for screen reader users. We would like to pick up the debate where it broke off.   [more] zu: Dynamic content - Dealing with hidden content: what is best for screen reader users?

Assistive technology, HTML and CSS, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA

 

30. May 11

Tests
The accessibility of Facebook, Part 1: Registration

How accessible is Facebook for users with disabilities? We have set up three tests to find out. In our first test, we look at the Facebook registration process.   [more] zu: Tests - The accessibility of Facebook, Part 1: Registration

HTML and CSS, Web applications, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA

 

30. November 10

Standards development
The accessibility of WAI-ARIA

Our latest article, "The accessibility of WAI-ARIA", is published by "A List Apart". WAI-ARIA is an upcoming W3C candidate recommendation aimed at making web applications more accessible to blind and visually impaired users. But, can we recommend WAI-ARIA without reservation?   [more] zu: Standards development - The accessibility of WAI-ARIA

WAI-ARIA, WCAG, JavaScript, Assistive technology, Web applications

 

15. September 10

Dynamic content
Accessible lightboxes?

Lightboxes have become widespread. Where once we would see a new window or a system dialogue pop up, we now see the background darken and a lightbox unfold. Can lightboxes be implemented in an accessible way?   [more] zu: Dynamic content - Accessible lightboxes?

HTML and CSS, JavaScript, Assistive technology

 

28. April 10

Dynamic content
Accessible flyout calendars

Many web sites use calendars to provide a timeline of events as a narrow visual grid, often in a side column. While this format is not well suited for blind and visually impaired users, the right structural mark-up can make such calendars more accessible.   [more] zu: Dynamic content - Accessible flyout calendars

HTML and CSS, JavaScript, Assistive technology