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NVDA 2018.3 is released, Download and What’s new

NVDA the free Windows screen reader by NVAccess released the next version for 2018 i.e NVDA 2018.3. The release include few new features, bug fixes and developer enhancements. Note before download: NVDA 2018.3 breaks compatibility with NVDARemote 2.1 due to a necessary upgrade of WXPython (our Graphical User Interface library). We do expect however that […]

CSUN 2019 General Call for Papers, Dates and Venue

CSUN 2019, the 34th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference is scheduled between March 11-15, 2019 at the Anaheim Marriott hotel. Yes, it is a change in venue, route your plan from San Diego to Anaheim this time. The general call for papers has just opened on September 13, 2018 and will be closed on October 2nd, […]

aria-rowcount (property)

Dynamic tables are quite common in modern web. In these dynamic tables, Number of rows and columns depends on the data fetched by the input given by the user or any other parameters that define the table. aria-rowcount (property) will be ideal to use in scenarios where the total number of rows are not available […]

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 […]

Accessibility Scanner App on Android

Accessibility scanner is an accessibility testing tool available for Android devices. No technical knowledge required to use it. It is a easy to use and self-explanatory mobile accessibility testing tool. Download from Google Play store The Accessibility scanner can be downloaded from the play store like any other app. Remember that this app is only […]

1.3.4 Orientation

Content does not restrict its view and operation to a single display orientation, such as portrait or landscape, unless a specific display orientation is essential. (Level AA) Examples where a particular display orientation may be essential are a bank check, a piano application, slides for a projector or television, or virtual reality content where binary […]

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 […]

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. […]

Accessibility Inspector in Mozilla FireFox 61 and beyond

Accessibility Inspector is now built into Mozilla FireFox 61. This feature will give a wonderful opportunity for the accessibility testers and consultants to review the accessibility properties of any element and provide a detailed description for the audit report. In this article let us understand , how to enable it and use the feature. Screen […]

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 […]

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