Using the ARIA Form Landmark

ARIA landmarks allow developers to associate structural significance to web page elements. Common landmarks define navigation, header, the main content, and the page’s footer. It’s also possible to define more specific subelements, such as a search form. This page will test the use of role=”form” to define multiple forms on a single page. While this […]

Using aria-describedby to replicate fieldset and legend

Complex forms should use a fieldset and legend to group similar inputs. The legend is announced along with label text for each input. This is especially helpful when form inputs are repetitive, such as mailing, billing, and work address information. This example fixes a form that included a form within a table. It uses the […]

Neutered Links: A.K.A removing the href attribute

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 […]

Debugging aria-label on elements

I recently helped do some testing on the new version Yahoo! Mail for iPads and was stumped by an aria-label not working as expected. It was one of those gotcha moments, when you realize a confusion with a fundamental process. Are you wondering why your aria-label is not being announced? It’s tempting to use the […]

Add Pagination to your Yahoo! BOSS search engine

Yahoo’s BOSS search API makes it easy for you to create a customized search engine. Yahoo! also has a Design Pattern lLibrary to save time designing your pages. They’ve put a lot of effort into creating the best user experience for search pagination. Pagination guidelines Here’s a sample of the Design Library’s ideas for search […]