Accessibility WAI and ARIA

Discussion about accessibility related issues, including WCAG and US Government Section 508 federal standards.
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Are you using ARIA?

Yes
3
33%
No
4
44%
Expect to
2
22%
Tried it and gave it up
0
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MikeGale
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Accessibility WAI and ARIA

Post by MikeGale » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:42 pm

I see there is an initiative which seems to be gaining ground.

My quick summary is that it provides support so that people with vision or hearing difficulties can better use web pages.

The initiative is called ARIA and involves some additional markup which helps these users.

This markup is not embodied in any existing standards though I believe it may be part of th X/HTML 5 standards whenever they are published.

How may are using this already?

If you're using it how do you integrate with CSE?

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Post by MikeGale » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:24 pm

I believe that Aria markup looks like this:

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<span tabindex="0" role="checkbox" aria-checked="true" onkeydown="return checkBoxEvent(event);" onclick="return checkBoxEvent(event);">Any checkbox label</span>
I don't know the full range of extra attributes involved.

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