Yes, they’re back! This is the fourth Easy ARIA Tip in a trilogy of Easy ARIA Tips. 🙂 This week, WebAIM published the results of their second screen reader survey. One of the things to note for me was that not many users seem to be aware of a feature in the WAI-ARIA (Accessible Rich […]Read More Easy ARIA Tip #4: Landmarks
If you haven’t noticed yet, Firefox 3.5.4 hit the web last night. For accessibility, this brings one major fix all of our Linux and Solaris users will appreciate: Certain comboboxes such as the “Security Question” one on the GMail signup page, were broken in the initial releases of 3.5. When you arrowed, Orca would not […]Read More Firefox 3.5.4 fixes certain comboboxes on Linux with Orca
En route to their 2009.1 final release, the NV Access team has released 2009.1beta1. Here’s a run-down of new features since their 0.6p3 release, of which I did a similar post. This does not cover everything, just the bits that impact the use of NVDA with Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. WAI-ARIA landmark support When […]Read More NVDA 2009.1 beta, what’s in it for Firefox users?
This was an issue I ran into today, so thought I’d blog about it. When dealing with dynamically added and removed content on web pages, there are usually two approaches: One approach is to show and hide content in the place where the trigger for this change is. An example of that is the Mozilla […]Read More The importance of placement of HTML elements in a document
Mick and Jamie from NV Access, the organization behind the free and open-source NVDA screen reader for Windows, are taking new approaches to accessing accessible Flash and Java applets inside the browser. Traditionally, Adobe Flash content is being rendered into the virtual buffer in Windows screen readers such as JAWS. Over the years, this has […]Read More New approaches to Flash and Java accessibility in the browser on Windows