Bangalore Accessibility Week October 6-10, 2014 Ted Drake, Intuit Accessibility
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Find out how QuickBooks Desktop for Windows was rebuilt to make it accessible. QuickBooks for Desktop was originally developed before Microsoft’s accessibility APIs. The program was built upon custom drawn elements and the accessibility was always minimal.
However, a small group of developers and users worked together in 2013 to fix the issues within the core and added screen reader scripting to make QuickBooks 2014 accessible.
This presentation was developed for the ATIA 2014 conference in Orlando to show what is possible, even with a legacy product, when there is a commitment to making an accessible product.
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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 regions, and fixing divitis.
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This post follows a presentation I gave at the Mobile+Web Conference in Boston, July 2013. This deals specifically with the impact of providing focusability in mobile applications, whether iOS, Android, or web applications. Each platform provides unique methods and requirements.
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There’s an old programming saying: Garbage in, Garbage out. This helps people explain why all sorts of things don’t work. Concentrate on using the best content possible if you want a successful product, web page, mobile app, or chocolate covered cream puff. I’ve seen a new inaccessibility pattern appear with links that are not keyboard accessible. This article will explain the problem, solution, and provides a helpful bookmarklet for finding these neutered links on your page.
HTML, at its most basic, is a markup language that allows linking; within a document and to an external document. These links use the <a> tag. The early HTML standards defined two functions for this tag.
Placing an href attribute into the tag converts it to a link, which can take the user to new content. This also places the link into the normal tab flow and makes it clickable.
Continue Reading Neutered Links: A.K.A removing the href attribute