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Category: WAI-ARIA


18. April 13

Using WAI-ARIA
The difficulty of finding out how to use WAI-ARIA correctly

Even with the best of intentions and diligent searching it is still rather difficult to work out how to correctly use WAI-ARIA even for rather simple use cases.   [more] zu: Using WAI-ARIA - The difficulty of finding out how to use WAI-ARIA correctly

WAI-ARIA

 

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

 

29. June 11

Tests
The accessibility of Facebook, Part 2: Account and Profile Settings

Part 1 of our Facebook test focused on the initial registration process. In the second part of our test, we investigate whether customising account and profile settings causes accessibility issues.   [more] zu: Tests - The accessibility of Facebook, Part 2: Account and Profile Settings

Tests, HTML and CSS, 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

 

17. June 11

Test development
Mapping WCAG techniques to German WCAG-Test (BITV-Test) now complete

The mapping excercise between tests in WCAG 2.0 techniques and the new BITV-Test (to all intents and purposes, a German WCAG test) has now been completed.   [more] zu: Test development - Mapping WCAG techniques to German WCAG-Test (BITV-Test) now complete

Test development, WCAG, BITV, 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