Posts By Paul J. Adam

Paul J. Adam is a former Accessibility Evangelist for Deque Systems. His focus is on Mobile Accessibility and Modern Web Accessibility, with expertise in Mobile Web, Native iOS & Android, Hybrid Apps, Responsive Web Design, HTML5, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA, WCAG 2.0, and Modern Web development techniques. Paul’s been a registered Apple Developer since 2011, and spends his free time creating iOS apps and learning modern JavaScript development.

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Building Accessible Buttons with ARIA: A11y Support Series

Previously Paul J. Adam explained how to build ARIA role="alert" Modal Dialogs in his A11y support series. In his latest post in the series, Paul details how to build another ARIA widget: a simple role="button" UI control. He also explains what screen reader and browser combinations are supported when using other ARIA attributes allowed on role="button." Continue Reading Building Accessible Buttons with ARIA: A11y Support Series

How to Build WAI-ARIA Modal Alert Dialogs: A11y Support Series

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In the second part of his accessibility support series, Paul Adam explains how to build an accessible widget with ARIA Modal Alert Dialogs. Learn new tricks on building accessible widgets that go above and beyond the recommendations outlined in the WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices. Continue Reading How to Build WAI-ARIA Modal Alert Dialogs: A11y Support Series

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

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: BugBash Global Community Effort

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Deque and the A11Y community by helping us file accessibility bug reports with assistive technology vendors and web browser developers. We're asking everyone involved with GAAD and A11Y on Twitter to file as many UA/AT accessibility-related bugs as they can handle, and to post the bugs they've filed to the GAAD Bug Bash Google Spreadsheet Tracker. The GAAD A11Y… Continue Reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day: BugBash Global Community Effort

Web Accessibility at SXSW 2013

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Accessibility Related Sessions & Events at SXSW 2013 Deque is thrilled to be attending this year's SXSW festival. You can find us in the Knowbility booth where we will be doing a presentation of and demonstrating our newest product, Amaze. Amaze is an accessibility overlay that allows an organization to make a website accessible twice as fast, less expensive, and more comprehensive than traditional approaches to… Continue Reading Web Accessibility at SXSW 2013

Accessible Client-side Form Validation with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, & the jQuery Validation Plugin

Old browsers? Old AT? JavaScript to the rescue! In the last part of our series on accessible form validation and usability enhancements we're adding the jQuery Validation plugin to make sure our form is universally accessible on all devices that support JavaScript including the dreaded IE6. Demo Form with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, & jQuery Validation (Default Settings) Demo Form with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, & jQuery Validation (Tweaked… Continue Reading Accessible Client-side Form Validation with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, & the jQuery Validation Plugin

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