We’ve discovered the hard way that our products have incorrectly used the aria-owns attribute. With the recent Chrome updates, this has triggered the pages to break the customer experience with JAWS and NVDA.
I created the following bookmarklet to highlight all elements on your screen that use aria-owns. To use this, drag the following link to your bookmark bar, open a page, and then press the link. It will highlight any elements that use aria-owns.
Intuit’s Accessibility Champion program enables everyone to become a champion and a roadmap for people to become leaders. This was created to celebrate people making contributions towards accessibility. It highlights people via employee profile badges, congratulatory spotlights, and notifications to managers about their commitment. The program emphasizes customer empathy, disability etiquette, and accessible product design and development.
This post shares the Intuit Accessibility Champion process and includes resources and descriptions for your company to adopt the program. Intuit’s program has evolved continually, tasks have been added, made optional, and resources updated. Use this as a baseline and modify it to represent what is important for your organization. For instance, a restaurant may focus on customer interactions and not web application development.
Intuit’s program is hosted on QuickBase, an enterprise database program. It could easily be set up for Google Forms or your preferred platform. Data metrics has been a key to success, so use a solution that lets you filter champions by role, location, manager, etc.
Volunteering with a disability organization is an incredible opportunity to gain deep empathy for your customers. You can make a sincere impact by sharing your time and resources. The following list was created for fellow Intuit Accessibility Champions to find nearby organizations. Please leave your favorite organization in the comments.
There’s a lot of times when you need to find out which item on a page has focus. This is especially tricky when controlling focus as you move in and out of modals and components. Here’s how you can get the object with focus on a web page.
open inspector and choose the console tab.
This will return the element that currently has focus