Category Archives: Firefox

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.

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HTML5 Canvas Accessibility in Firefox 13

The recently released Firefox 13 implements the HTML5 specification’s canvas element fallback concept. This means that the content inside a canvas elements start and end tags is exposed to assistive technology users even when the browser supports canvas. It also… Continue Reading HTML5 Canvas Accessibility in Firefox 13

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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

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Firefox 14: image long description via link using aria-describedby

In his latest article Mozilla accessibility engineer Alexander Surkov describes an interesting implementation development in FireFox 14, which is a possible solution using ARIA to provide a link to a long description on an image:

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HTML5 Accessibility Chops: hidden and aria-hidden

Note: Also see updated – November 2103 test results for hidden and aria-hidden. As a developer and also a consultant advising developers on how to develop accessible content, it is important to have and provide up to date and practical… Continue Reading HTML5 Accessibility Chops: hidden and aria-hidden

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