Accessible HTML Heading Markup

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Do headings introduced to meet SC 2.4.10 (AAA) need to be marked up With an h<n> tag too? On this page, HTML heading markup h<n> tags are used for the titles of each scenario I / Ii / III and for each of the two ARIA1 and ARIA2 techniques. This is good enough to comply with SC 1.3.1 (A) for the three scenarios illustrated below.… Continue Reading Accessible HTML Heading Markup

Data Tables Do Not Always Need Markup for Header Cells?

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Data Tables Do Not Always Need Markup for Header Cells? In a recent thread my attention was drawn to a statement in the HTML5 specs that suggests some data tables may not need any markup for header cells after all. The line reads: "Observe the lack of headers, which are not necessary in such a table" with reference to the sample sudoku puzzle markup [1].… Continue Reading Data Tables Do Not Always Need Markup for Header Cells?

Deque Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, on May 15, 2014, Deque Systems is opening it online "Web Accessibility Fundamentals" course in Deque University to the public for 30 days, free of charge. "Education is key to spreading the word about accessibility. Together we can made digital equality a reality!" said Deque CEO Preety Kumar when announcing the Accessibility Awareness Day offer. Customers who sign… Continue Reading Deque Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

How Accessibility Impacts Responsive Design

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This illustrates why accessibility support in terms of differences in navigation techniques and HTML / ARIA behavior on a mobile device needs to be taken into account during design. Continue Reading How Accessibility Impacts Responsive Design

Text Links: Best Practices for Screen Readers

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Sometimes, the visible anchor text as mandated by the user interface design is not very meaningful to vision impaired users. One could use aria-label or the title attribute or even off-screen text on text links. But what's the best practice based on current assistive technology support? Continue Reading Text Links: Best Practices for Screen Readers

Aria-required=true: WCAG 2 Compliance versus Best Practice

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Because the attribute "aria-required" is supported by commonly used browser-assistive technology combinations, many consider its use as the easiest and most optimal method for indicating that input is required for a field. Yet, recommending its use may not be so straightforward from a strict WCAG 2 compliance viewpoint. Conveying in an accessible manner that input for a field is required is necessary only when there… Continue Reading Aria-required=true: WCAG 2 Compliance versus Best Practice

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