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

Access Provides Health Privacy

My morning dawned bright when I (reluctantly) looked for directions to my dentist.  I was dreading this visit. You cannot imagine my delight when not only did I find their web site accessible, but I found they had an online patient medical history form.  My delight was complete when I was able to fill out and submit the form totally without assistance! This may not… Continue Reading Access Provides Health Privacy

Next Generation Web Accessibility Tools are Critically Needed

This ain't your older brother's web any more Web pages used to be relatively static affairs, some were generated by server side applications, some stored in content management systems. But because of the browser wars, developers were loathe to use too much JavaScript for fear of having products that would only work for half of their users. Of course, where there is a problem or… Continue Reading Next Generation Web Accessibility Tools are Critically Needed

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