Category Archives: accessibility testing

Notes on Web Components + ARIA

After listening to the Google IO  web components presentation I decided to take another look at this emerging web technology. It sort of struck me as a client side version of server side includes. Anyway I was interested in testing… Continue Reading Notes on Web Components + ARIA

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HTML5 Accessibility Chops: ARIA role=alert browser support

ARIA role=alert is supported across modern browsers and assistive technology, but implementation in browsers differ, which can lead to role=alert appearing to be unsupported.

Posted in accessibility testing, Assistive Technology, CSS, Firefox, HTML, HTML5, Internet Explorer, JavaScript, JAWS, live regions, MSAA, NVDA, Safari, Screen Readers, WAI-ARIA, Web Accessibility | 17 Comments

What’s ‘large text’ in WCAG 2.0 parlance?

I put together an example page, mainly for my own use, providing some examples of what in WCAG 2.0 terms is considered large and small text. WCAG 2.0 provides the font measurements in terms of points, so I initially used… Continue Reading What’s ‘large text’ in WCAG 2.0 parlance?

Posted in accessibility testing, contrast analyser, CSS, HTML, HTML5, iPhone, mobile, WCAG 2.0, Web Accessibility | 5 Comments

Notes on applying multiple labels for a control using the label element

While it is conforming to have multiple label elements pointing to a single control for labelling purposes, it is not recommended. It has been conforming as per (X)HTML specifications for many years, but it is not robustly supported. Other techniques… Continue Reading Notes on applying multiple labels for a control using the label element

Posted in accessibility testing, Firefox, HTML, HTML5, NVDA, VoiceOver, WAI-ARIA, Web Accessibility | 4 Comments

Web Accessibility Toolbar 2012 – silent install

We get quite a few requests  for a silent install package for the Web Accessibility Toolbar. We now have one: Download: WAT_silent.exe (2.8 mb)

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