Category Archives: Google

When will Google Chrome be accessible?

Refer to Google Chrome accessibility update I have written on the issue of Google Chrome accessibility a number of times since its initial release. Progress is being made, but that progress is too slow for some users of Assistive Technology.… Continue Reading When will Google Chrome be accessible?

Posted in Accessibility, Assistive Technology, Google, Google Chrome, MSAA, Screen Readers | 9 Comments

HTML5 and the myth of WAI-ARIA redundance

Will HTML5 make the use of WAI-ARIA in HTML redundant? the short answer is definitley not. There are many ARIA roles and properties that are not provided by native elements and attributes in HTML5. Also developers still have the desire… Continue Reading HTML5 and the myth of WAI-ARIA redundance

Posted in Accessibility, Assistive Technology, Google, HTML, HTML 5, javascript UI Libraries, W3C, WAI-ARIA, Web Accessibility | 11 Comments

Freedom of Choice

The recent EU ruling requires Microsoft to provide Windows operating system users with a choice of browsers to install rather than having Microsoft Internet Explorer pre-installed. This is a laudable initiative that provides a more level playing field for browser… Continue Reading Freedom of Choice

Posted in Accessibility, Apple, Assistive Technology, Firefox, Google, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, JAWS, microsoft, Mozilla, Opera, Safari, Screen Readers, Web Accessibility, Window Eyes, Zoomtext | Tagged | 24 Comments

Google Chrome Frame – accessibility black hole

See update 07/2012: Google Chrome accessibility update Google have released Chrome Frame a plugin-in for Internet Explorer “that seamlessly brings Google Chrome’s open web technologies and speedy JavaScript engine to Internet Explorer.” What it also does is seamlessly bring Google… Continue Reading Google Chrome Frame – accessibility black hole

Posted in Accessibility, Assistive Technology, General, Google, Google Chrome, HTML 5, MSAA, Web Accessibility | Tagged | 25 Comments

WAI-ARIA Implementation in JavaScript UI Libraries – updated

A number of popular Javascript UI Libraries are in the process of adding WAI-ARIA support to their widgets and components. What is the current status and future plans for WAI-ARIA implementation in these libraries?

Posted in DOJO, Extjs, Fluid Infusion, Google, GWT, JavaScript, javascript UI Libraries, Jquery, WAI-ARIA, Yahoo!, YUI | 9 Comments