Category Archives: Web Accessibility

HTML5 Accessibility Chops: hidden and aria-hidden support on the UP!

At the start of 2012 I published results on the state of HTML5 hidden attribute support and aria-hidden attribute support. Based on the results, advice was provided on the best methods to hide content from some or all users.

Posted in ChromeVox, Google Chrome, HTML 5.1, HTML5, Internet Explorer, iPad, iPhone, JAWS, NVDA, Safari, Screen Readers, Standards, VoiceOver, WAI-ARIA, Web Accessibility | 11 Comments

The HTML5 Document Outline

Is a concept that lives in the HTML specification, but is essentially a fiction in the real world. It is a fiction because user agents have not implemented it and there is no indication that any will.

Posted in HTML, HTML 5, HTML 5.1, HTML5, Standards, W3C, Web Accessibility | 32 Comments

Using the HTML5 section element

There is a trend amongst web developers towards using the HTML5 section element wherever and whenever possible. In the enthusiasm for all the other HTML5 structural elements, there is a growing tendency for the section element to be used whether… Continue Reading Using the HTML5 section element

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Notes on Guidelines For Speech accessible HTML for Dragon NaturallySpeaking

In a recent tweet Jared Smith linked to Guidelines For Speech accessible HTML for Dragon NaturallySpeaking (PDF) A ‘White Paper’ published in 2009 by Nuance containing ‘guidance’ on how to code HTML to support users of its product.  Note that… Continue Reading Notes on Guidelines For Speech accessible HTML for Dragon NaturallySpeaking

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aViewer 2013

Here at the paciello group we are very excited by the improvements being made to our aViewer accessibility API information inspection tool. We want to share the updated aViewer with you and in the process elicit your feedback on the… Continue Reading aViewer 2013

Posted in accessibility testing, Assistive Technology, Firefox, General, Google Chrome, HTML5, IAccessible2, Internet Explorer, MSAA, tools, UI Automation, WAI-ARIA, Web Accessibility | 11 Comments