Category Archives: Web Accessibility

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

Toast! Is it accessible?

What is a toast A toast is a non modal that appears on the screen for few seconds and auto expires. The toast shares an alert containing a message to the user. For example: In an email client, once you hit the send button the toast can display a message that says “Sending message” and… Continue Reading Toast! Is it accessible?

Updating to Firefox Quantum, Screen reader users wait

Screen reader users are asked not to  update to next version of Firefox. Mozilla is releasing Firefox 57 called as Firefox Quantum on November 14, 2017. Firefox Quantum is switching to a multiprocessor methodology to increase the speed and to be more efficient. Firefox quantum is a fast, modern and performant browser that puts users… Continue Reading Updating to Firefox Quantum, Screen reader users wait

aria-details (property)

Aria-details property identifies the element that provides a detailed explanation of an object. It is an ARIA 1.1 property. When an image or a similar element needs a detailed explanation, something more than what aria-describedby can provide aria-details can be used. The detailed explanation can be a container of text on the same page or… Continue Reading aria-details (property)

VPAT 2.0 for Section 508, WCAG 2.0 and En301 549

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template 2.0 ® (VPAT 2.0 ®) is updated by Information Technology Industry Council ITIC. The purpose of the VPAT is to assist customers and buyers in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial “Electronic and Information Technology,” also referred to as “Information and Communication Technology” (ICT) products and services with features… Continue Reading VPAT 2.0 for Section 508, WCAG 2.0 and En301 549

WebAIM screen reader user survey 7

WebAIM screen reader user survey 7 is a study conducted by webAIM to understand the preferences of screen reader users. This survey helps web developers and those who create web standards understand the new trends and practices screen reader users follow and thus try incorporating the best practices. The webAIM screen reader user survey 7… Continue Reading WebAIM screen reader user survey 7

aria-colcount (property)

Dynamic tables are quite common in modern web. Number of columns depends on the data fetched by the input given by the user or any other parameters that define the table. aria-colcount (property) will be ideal to use in scenarios where the total number of columns are not available currently in the DOM. If all… Continue Reading aria-colcount (property)

Nominations open for 8th NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards

National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) is a non-profit voluntary organisation founded in 1996 working as an interface between various stakeholders – Government, Industry and Civil Society Organisations (both national and international) for the empowerment of persons with disabilities. NCPEDP has long believed that accessibility is the bedrock of inclusion. However,… Continue Reading Nominations open for 8th NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards

WAI ARIA 1.1 New Roles, states and properties

In last few years Maxability have published several articles on each WAI ARIA 1.0 roles, states and properties. W3C WAI ARIA Working Group have published a latest Candidate Recommendation on October 27, 2016. According to this candidate recommendation of WAI ARIA 1.1, new roles, states and properties are introduced. In addition the values of some… Continue Reading WAI ARIA 1.1 New Roles, states and properties

Keyboard Interaction for Disabled Elements

In many contexts few elements on the screen are in disabled mode. The question often araises is “Do these disabled elements need keyboard focus?”. The HTML5 native behaviour of disabled” attribute does not allow the users to focus on the disabled elements. As per W3C form elements such as buttons, input elements, select, text area,… Continue Reading Keyboard Interaction for Disabled Elements