ARIA Tab Panel Accessibility: A11y Support Series

The following post is the first in Paul Adam's new blog post series, "WAI-ARIA Widgets, Design Patterns, and Accessibility Support ." This series will outline how to build many of the different Custom Controls and Widgets defined in the WAI-ARIA 1.1 Specification from the W3C, and what screen readers they're compatible with.* There are many examples of different ARIA widgets on the web, but they… Continue Reading ARIA Tab Panel Accessibility: A11y Support Series

Give Your Site Some Focus! Tips for Designing Useful and Usable Focus Indicators

What Are Focus Indicators? Have you ever noticed the blue outlines that sometimes show up around buttons or form fields when you're filling out a form? What about when you click on a menu item? Have you ever tried to make those outlines disappear? Here's a hint: by default, browsers use the :focus css pseudo class to give outlines to form fields and other elements… Continue Reading Give Your Site Some Focus! Tips for Designing Useful and Usable Focus Indicators

Why Unique ID Attributes Matter

Ambiguous IDs: Harmless Lurker or Queen of Disaster? A Little Background It's one of the most common WCAG 4.1.1 violations reported by automated accessibility testing tools such as aXe, and it can cause a fair share of problems for your users. It happens when more than one element on the webpage have the same ID attribute. People often ask me how these seemingly innocuous ambiguous… Continue Reading Why Unique ID Attributes Matter

M-Enabling 2016: Learn What’s Up in Mobile Accessibility

Next week is the 2016 M-Enabling Summit on mobile accessibility. Deque is pleased to return as a sponsor, and we hope you'll stop by our booth, one of the many panels we're participating in, and Monday night's M-Enabling reception. We are especially excited about our schedule of panels this year: our CEO, Preety Kumar, and our Chief Product Officer, Dylan Barrell, will be participating in panels… Continue Reading M-Enabling 2016: Learn What’s Up in Mobile Accessibility

Free Access to Digital Accessibility Courses for People with Disabilities

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In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016, we will now be offering scholarships for free access to our entire curriculum of Deque University online courses in web and digital accessibility for people with disabilities. Employment for people with disabilities is often difficult, with discrimination during the hiring process and barriers to employment all along the way, including barriers to acquiring the skills necessary for… Continue Reading Free Access to Digital Accessibility Courses for People with Disabilities

Accessibility Testing with aXe-core and WebdriverJS

In this tutorial, we'll set up automated accessibility testing for a JavaScript project using axe-webdriverjs, a Node.js module making axe-core easy to use with Selenium Webdriver. This tutorial uses the Jasmine testing framework-which could be swapped out for Mocha or another testing solution-but is otherwise framework-agnostic and can be integrated into any project. Why automated accessibility testing? Automated testing can free up 30% of your… Continue Reading Accessibility Testing with aXe-core and WebdriverJS

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