Category Archives: Web Accessibility

Section 508 Final Rule 2017 Refresh

On January 18, 2017 United States Access Board has released an update for the final rule on standards for electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by Federal agencies covered by section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as the guidelines for telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment covered by… Continue Reading Section 508 Final Rule 2017 Refresh

Grouping Related Form Elements

The related elements in a form need to be grouped together. The technique of grouping related form elements allows users to understand the relationship of the controls and interact with the form more quickly and effectively. Grouping related form elements can be established by enclosing them within the fieldset element. All controls within a given… Continue Reading Grouping Related Form Elements

Web Accessibility Suits and Settlements in 2016

It is almost at the end of year 2016. It is the time to look at the legal updates. The web accessibility suits that are filed in the courts, the settlements that are agreed without law suits and new laws that came into force. DIRECTIVE (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Suits and Settlements in 2016

Accessibility Problems on Social Media

Social media is an online platform to connect people, form groups, share messages/ pictures/ audio/ video content etc. The social media websites just create a platform for the users to register and connect. The users play the role in generating the content and share it to the public or to specific individuals and groups. This… Continue Reading Accessibility Problems on Social Media

aria-valuenow property

aria-valuenow property is used while developing range widgets. For a range widget a minimum and maximum values need to be defined. Examples of a range widget are sliders such as volume button on windows operating system. The volume button has a minimum value of 0% to a maximum value of 100%. Other range widgets include… Continue Reading aria-valuenow property

Revolution in accessibility, the automatic alternate text

Automatic alternate text, something I want to research since Facebook has announced that their IOS app has the capability to provide automatic alternate text for the photos uploaded on the website. Automatic alternative text, or automatic alt text, is a new feature that generates a description of a photo through object recognition technology for someone… Continue Reading Revolution in accessibility, the automatic alternate text

Web Accessibility Training by Deque India at Hyderabad

Deque Systems a 100% accessibility focused company serving the clients for nearly two decades is conducting a two day web accessibility training on September 8th and 9th at Hyderabad. Deque University is specialized in providing instructor led and self paste trainings to organizations throughout the globe. The two day training at Hyderabad is one such… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Training by Deque India at Hyderabad

Web Accessibility Feedback Accessibility India Campaign

Accessible India campaign, launched during December 2015 was one of the great initiatives by Government of India. I was very glad and inspired by the outstanding addressing of Mr Mukesh Jain. The statement “Disability arises not from the impairment, but comes from obstacles present in the environment” won my heart. I have extreme respect and… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Feedback Accessibility India Campaign

Professional Web Accessibility Certification

Certifying an IT professional on web accessibility was happening since long. Though there are very few organizations I am aware of that provide certification for individual, many organizations provide training on web accessibility skills. On the other hand there were discussions such as “Who is an accessibility professional?” This was a ambiguous question since web… Continue Reading Professional Web Accessibility Certification

Tabindex for accessibility: Good, Bad and Ugly

Tabindex is a HTML attribute that can set an order for focusable elements which allow keyboard focus for non focusable elements and remove focus for a focusable element. The value for a tabindex attribute can be any integer. This means the tabindex attribute can either be a negative, 0 or positive value. Tabindex=”0″ Providing tabindex=”0″… Continue Reading Tabindex for accessibility: Good, Bad and Ugly