Category Archives: HTML 5

HTML5 canvas accessibility discussions 2009-2011

Charles Pritchard has taken the time to provide an email overview of Canvas accessibility discussions which have taken place on the public-canvas-api over the past 3 years. I have reformatted it here and added some headings, as it is an… Continue Reading HTML5 canvas accessibility discussions 2009-2011

Posted in canvas, HTML 5, Internet Explorer, JavaScript, W3C, Web Accessibility | 9 Comments

HTML5 Accessibility Chops: ARIA & validation

I tweeted the other day, suggesting people switch to the HTML5 doctype as the use of ARIA is conforming in HTML5. As things stand, if ARIA roles, states and properties are used on HTML elements with a doctype other than… Continue Reading HTML5 Accessibility Chops: ARIA & validation

Posted in accessibility testing, HTML, HTML 5, HTML5, Standards, W3C, W3C Validator, WAI-ARIA, Web Accessibility | 1 Comment

HTML5 Accessibility Chops: section elements

HTML5 introduces new section elements. The new elements include header, footer, section, article, nav and aside. What is the accessibility potential of these new elements for users of assistive technology such as screen readers?

Posted in Assistive Technology, HTML, HTML 5, HTML5, JAWS, landmark roles, NVDA, VoiceOver, W3C, Web Accessibility | 5 Comments

HTML5 Accessibility Chops: the placeholder attribute

The placeholder attribute: The placeholder attribute can be used to place text inside an empty input type=”text” or textarea, the text is removed when the element receives focus.

Posted in Firefox, Google Chrome, HTML, HTML 5, HTML5, Safari, W3C, Web Accessibility | 11 Comments

Using WAI ARIA Landmark Roles – updated

Refer to Using WAI-ARIA Landmarks – 2013 Ukranian translation of Using WAI-ARIA Landmarks 2011 by Vlad Brown.

Posted in HTML, HTML 5, iPhone, JAWS, landmark roles, NVDA, Safari, Screen Readers, Standards, VoiceOver, W3C, WAI-ARIA, Web Accessibility, Window Eyes, WordPress, Zoomtext | 35 Comments