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Category: Assistive technology


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?

 

16. February 11

Accessible web applications
Structuring forms for better accessibility

Many form design tutorials do not cover aspects of accessibility. This article therefore takes a closer look at the way blind and visually impaired users interact with forms, and gives recommendations for sound structural mark-up.   [more] zu: Accessible web applications - Structuring forms for better accessibility

 

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

 

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?

 

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