Category Archives: Accessibility

Web Development for the iPhone: HTML, CSS & JS Support

Safari and Safari for the iPhone support all HTML elements, including deprecated elements and even some proprietary elements that were never part of any W3C specifications. In addtion, Safari is supporting some HTML5 elements, even though the HTML5 specifications have … Continue reading

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6 Firefox 3.5 updates of interest

Firefox 3.5 CSS 3 Selector Support Firefox 3.5 was released today. Like the beta version that I tested a few months ago, FF3.5 supports all CSS3 selectors. See the CSS3 Browser support grid. This is great news, and makes us … Continue reading

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WAI-ARIA: Accessible Rich Internet Applications basics

What is ARIA? ARIA stands for Accessible Rich Internet Applications. With the proliferation of internet applications, there has been an increase in the number of sites requiring javascript that update without page refreshes. This imposes accessiblity issues that weren’t addressed … Continue reading

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WAI-ARIA: Accessible Rich Internet Applications basics

Note: This blog is still in development, but it’s come a long way, and it is likely already a bit helpful. I will be adding more example snippets and more about live regions and handling dynamic changes, so come back … Continue reading

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Alternative Text for Images: the ALT attribute

For a webpage to validate and be accessible, all images must have a value for the alt attribute, even if that value is empty. The XHTML DTD requires only two atttributes for the img element: src and alt. The XHTML … Continue reading

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Firebug Tutorial: Introduction to Firebug

A Firebug Tutorial This is an overview of the plugin, not a detailed explanation of all of it’s amazing features. This should be enough to get you started. Installing Firebug Opening and Closing Firebug Firebug Window Overview Edit your document … Continue reading

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Making the Web Accessible

Web Accessibility / Section 508 Guidelines Making your site accessible Web accessibility is the ability of users with various functional requirements to use web sites easily and effectively. This includes keyboard access, screen enlargement, screen reading and voice recognition. If … Continue reading

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