Category Archives: Web Accessibility

Maxability Webinar – October 2018 – Web Accessibility Testing Tools

The next webinar on web accessibility is scheduled on October 9th, 2018. Finding an accessibility testing tool that fits right for your project or the role you play might be difficult. Some cases you want to check the accessibility of a webpage real quick to have a high-level understanding, sometimes you need to make a… Continue Reading Maxability Webinar – October 2018 – Web Accessibility Testing Tools

HTML5 draggable attribute

The HTML5 draggable attribute specifies if the element can be picked for dragging. Links and images are draggable by default. Since this is a global attribute HTML5 draggable can be used on any element of the base markup. Using HTML5 draggable attribute As specified this is a global attribute and can be used in any… Continue Reading HTML5 draggable attribute

Making emoticons accessible and screen reader friendly

Making Emoticons accessible is something often ignored while exchanging information on the web. Emoticons share expressions, feelings and different other messages in the modern digital content. Conveying these expressions to assistive technologies such as screen readers is something often developers forget or ignore. Let us understand how to make emoticons accessible and assistive technology friendly.… Continue Reading Making emoticons accessible and screen reader friendly

aria-roledescription (property)

Aria-roledescription property is new in ARIA 1.1 specification. This property allow content author to provide an additional description for the role already available. aria-roledescription property can be provided to the elements that have native markup role or for those elements where role is provided with ARIA specifications. Some screen readers typically localize the name of… Continue Reading aria-roledescription (property)

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 W3Cā€™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 ā€“ 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 ā€“ 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