Accessibility + YUI – creating accessible forms

This presentation was created for the YUI Conference, November 2013 by Sarbbottam and Ted Drake. Sample code is available at GitHub Bruce Lee toy photos courtesy [CC] images by Shaun Wong on Flickr. Watch the full presentation (includes closed captions): You can also view the slides: YUI + Accessibility: Welcome the whole world from Ted […]

Hitting the accessibility high notes with ARIA

ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) allows web developers to make their complex web applications accessible. This presentation will introduce ARIA attributes and how they establish landmarks, states, and roles. Learn how to use the basic elements that belong on every application. This presentation will also show more advanced topics, such as invalid form inputs, live […]

Add accessibility to your AJAX applications

In December, I made a number of predictions for the 2007. I confidently predicted that Gez Lemon would discover a solution to AJAX accessibility issues. Gez had earlier defined the virtual buffer’s role in JAWS. Understanding the virtual buffer is essential for empowering screen reader users, particularly considering the number of Web 2.0 applications that […]

Input size in HTML and CSS

I’ve struggled over the past couple years with including size=”xx” in input tags. My right brain says, “it’s presentational, nooooo!” My left brain says “but it makes the forms more predictable.” Well, lo and behold, there’s a reason behind the madness. Bite Sized Standards has a new post that describes why the size attribute isn’t […]