Category Archives: Web Accessibility

HTML5 Download Attribute

HTML5 download attribute is new in HTML5 specifications. This attribute allows content authors to allow users to download the file just by clicking the link. HTML5 download attribute is used in <A> and <area> elements.   Using HTML5 download attribute Many websites allow the users to download an image, a PDF file or a MP3… Continue Reading HTML5 Download Attribute

Monthly Accessibility Webinar – Start the Digital Accessibility Tour – July 2018

This accessibility webinar is aimed to bring more tech enthusiasts into the space of digital accessibility. Digital accessibility should be included in everything we do. i.e the email we right, the design we create, the interaction we think or the screen / page we develop. Together let us start the journey of digital accessibility and… Continue Reading Monthly Accessibility Webinar – Start the Digital Accessibility Tour – July 2018

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.1 is now W3C Recommendation

W3C has notified Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) as W3C recommendation on June 5, 2018. This means certain new success criteria are added to existing WCAG 2.0 check-list. Still the W3C’s WCAG 2.0 Level A and Level AA are the recommended set of success criteria. To bridge the gap in the modern web… Continue Reading Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.1 is now W3C Recommendation

aria-placeholder (property)

Aria-placeholder property is new in ARIA 1.1 specifications. This property is used to provide a short hint for text input fields when it does not have any text. In other words the string supplied through aria-placeholder should be available whenever the value property of the text field is empty. The hint provided through this property… Continue Reading aria-placeholder (property)

Learning Digital Accessibility in College – Teach Access Curriculum development Awards

Digital accessibility in fact is not a skill that has to be learn on job. It is more doing things right and ensuring that the content created can be reached to everyone. If taught at the college the new generation will include accessibility into their normal coding practice. So, learning digital accessibility at college is… Continue Reading Learning Digital Accessibility in College – Teach Access Curriculum development Awards

HTML5 Controls Attribute

The controls attribute is new in HTML5. This attribute is specifically intended for HTML5 <audio> and <video> elements. The HTML5 controls attribute when used on either <audio> or <video> element, it adds few controls on the browser. The controls added are play/pause, volume , seeking and mute/ unmute. A full screen button will be added… Continue Reading HTML5 Controls Attribute

Accessible Emails for your business

Email marketing, the most prominent way of reaching to potential customers. Potential customers include customers who are older in age, those who have physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities. However these mailers are not reaching a large set of customers. This is because accessible emails are not part of your campaign. Why is accessible emails relevant… Continue Reading Accessible Emails for your business

Sensitization on Disability & Accessibility

aria-modal (property)

aria-modal is a new property introduced in ARIA 1.1. It indicates if an element is a modal when displayed. Modal window  or simply modal is used only in specific situations where the entire work flow is blocked until the content in the overlay window gets attention. These are typically used to grab complete user attention… Continue Reading aria-modal (property)

Accessibility State Of Self-Service Kiosks

Self-service kiosks are used widely than we thought few years back. In this article   I want to take you through the current accessibility state of the self-service kiosks. The benefits, accessibility problems and the currently available standards in this innovative area of business. Except for the bank ATMs in India there are no much efforts… Continue Reading Accessibility State Of Self-Service Kiosks