HTML5 accessibility – work in progress June 2015

A Must have! This site is a resource to provide information about which new HTML5 user interface features are accessibility supported in browsers, making them usable by people who rely upon assistive technology (AT) to use the web. curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: HTML5 accessibility – work in progress June 2015

Getting started with ARIA – The Accessibility Project

ARIA (Assistive Rich Internet Applications), is a spec from the W3C and created to improve accessibility of applications by providing extra information to screen readers via HTML attributes. Out of the box, screen readers work with regular HTML, but adding ARIA can provide screen reader users with more context and greater interactivity with content. ARIAContinue reading “Getting started with ARIA – The Accessibility Project”

Text justification and accessibility | Access iQ

Text justification is the spacing of text across a page or column where both left and right margins are aligned to create a clean and block look. It is often favoured by graphic designers or people who create brochures or other display advertising.From an accessibility perspective, we need to be aware of how text justificationContinue reading “Text justification and accessibility | Access iQ”

Easy Web Accessibility Practices for Design & Front-End Dev.

It’s a widely accepted truth that accessibility on the web is important. Of course, everybody should have equal access to technology! However, when it comes down to it and project timelines and budgets are at stake, it can be more difficult to put this belief into practice.  As technology continues to emerge and best practicesContinue reading “Easy Web Accessibility Practices for Design & Front-End Dev.”

Accessibility Shouldn’t Be a Mystery | edUi Conference

In the past several years, ensuring web content is accessible to people with disabilities has received a lot more attention than ever before. New regulations are coming out that align US government accessibility requirements with the guidelines established by the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative; courts are ruling that the Internet is aContinue reading “Accessibility Shouldn’t Be a Mystery | edUi Conference”

Accessible Names – Label All the Things! (Part 2) | Mediacurrent

LABEL THE REST OF THE THINGS!Native accessible name properties that we discussed in part 1 are all great, but there are situations where these don’t suffice – where either no method for providing an accessible name exists in HTML5 or a situation arises where standard HTML5 methods aren’t enough. Enter aria-label and aria-labelledby. Aria-label andContinue reading “Accessible Names – Label All the Things! (Part 2) | Mediacurrent”

Accessible Names – Label All the Things! (Part 1) | Mediacurrent

The more we label things when building a website, the easier it is for a person who is blind and uses a screen reader to use our sites. These labels are known as the “accessible name properties” and they are baked into HTML. Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: Accessible Names – LabelContinue reading “Accessible Names – Label All the Things! (Part 1) | Mediacurrent”

A Web Accessibility Primer – Part 2 | Usability Matters

A detailed look at some resources and terms that correspond to the four principles of web accessibility outlined by WCAG 2.0Gain a better understanding of the WCAG principles of web accessibility through a set of terms and resources to guide you. Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: A Web Accessibility Primer – PartContinue reading “A Web Accessibility Primer – Part 2 | Usability Matters”

Developing accessible websites | Accessible Technology

Great reference site… In order to assure that websites and web applications are accessible to and usable by everyone, designers and developers must follow web accessibility guidelines. Each of the following topics address issues that are especially common on UW websites. See also our annotated list of web accessibility Tools and Resources. Curated by (Lifekludger) ReadContinue reading “Developing accessible websites | Accessible Technology”