Category Archives: Window Eyes

Testing ARIA User Input control’s navigation support.

Assistive technology such as screen readers provide keyboard short cuts for navigating the content of web pages. For user input controls such as radio buttons and edit boxes the user can navigate the controls sequentially using assigned ‘form field’ or… Continue Reading Testing ARIA User Input control’s navigation support.

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Testing WAI-ARIA Role Support

For WAI-ARIA to be useful, to people with disabilities who use assistive technology, access to the information that ARIA roles and properties provides must be well supported across a range of browsers and assistive technologies. One of the activities going… Continue Reading Testing WAI-ARIA Role Support

Posted in Assistive Technology, Firefox, JAWS, NVDA, Screen Readers, W3C, WAI-ARIA, Web Accessibility, Window Eyes, Zoomtext | 3 Comments

Roger Hudson has researched and written an informative article Accessible Forms using WCAG 2.0. Rogers says: “This document aims to provide web developers and others with practical advice about the preparation of accessible HTML forms. ” And it does just… Continue Reading Accessible Forms using WCAG 2.0

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ARIA Slider, Part 1

Starting with Steve’s article ARIA Toggle Button and Tri-state Checkbox examples, we will be providing more examples about how to use ARIA roles and states in practice. As Steve mentioned, ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) is steadily gaining more support… Continue Reading ARIA Slider, Part 1

Posted in Accessibility, Assistive Technology, General, JAWS, Screen Readers, WAI-ARIA, Web Accessibility, Window Eyes | 12 Comments

Developer Beware: Using Flash to Detect Screen Readers

The facility to detect some Assistive Technology by using Flash has been around since ActionScript 1.0 and Flash Player 6. The method has usually been referred to as a way to ‘detect screen readers’. Unfortunately this method, using the ActionScript… Continue Reading Developer Beware: Using Flash to Detect Screen Readers

Posted in Accessibility, Assistive Technology, Flash, Internet Explorer, JAWS, Screen Readers, Web Accessibility, Window Eyes | 8 Comments