#A11ySmackdown

a11y chat

ARIA vs Old School HTML Which side of the fence do you stand on? Are you ready to defend your position? Join us Monday, June 17th at 4PM EDT for an #a11y Smackdown! We'll be talking ARIA vs. HTML.  Why would you use one over the other?  What are the benefits?  Where do they fall short?  We'll answer questions like, "Will ARIA break an old system?",… Continue Reading #A11ySmackdown

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

Accessible Client-side Form Validation with HTML5

Connecting labels to inputs is easy! But what about required fields, error messages, and keyboard focus? In this three part blog series we'll learn to make accessible forms with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, and jQuery Validation. Our strategy will be to first try validation with HTML5 in the latest browsers that support these form attributes, then we will use WAI-ARIA which works with the latest screen readers, and… Continue Reading Accessible Client-side Form Validation with HTML5