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presentation about WAI-ARIA, from the European Accessibility Forum, March 27, 2009, Frankfurt, Germany

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    • WAI – ARIA Singing its Praises Steve Faulkner The Paciello Group [email_address] twitter @stevefaulkner
      • WAI =
      • W eb A ccessibility I nitiative
      • ARIA =
      • A ccessible R ich
      • I nternet A pplications
      • What is it?
      • It’s a W3C Specification , like HTML, CSS, XML etc.
        • It allows you to add role, state and name information to web languages
        • Communicate dynamic content updates (AJAX) to assistive technology
        • Provide consistent keyboard support for interactive interface elements
      • What’s it do?
      • How?
      <span role=&quot; slider &quot; aria-valuetext=&quot; decent &quot; >
      • What’s it do?
      AJAX The abstinence message failed
      • What’s it do?
      <span aria-live=“ polite &quot; > Loading…</span>
      • How?
      <span aria-live=“ polite &quot; > Loading…</span>
      • It’s bolt on accessibility
      • It’s “prefab, bolt on” accessibility!
      • Why do we need it?
      HTML 4, 5 and beyond XHTML SVG XUL People do stuff with web languages that isn’t anticipated, so the languages aren’t always up to the job, accessibility wise. Where can it be used?
    • Firefox accessibility evolved Try them for yourself Firebug alpha getfirebug.com/releases/firebug/1.4/ Juicy Studio Accessibility Toolbar https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/9108 W3C validation application for MAC OSX http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/?p=108 Hans Hillen Gez Lemon Members of the TPG Posse
    • Support?
      • ARIA Resources
      • WAI-ARIA Overview
      • http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria
      • Introduction to WAI-ARIA
      • http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/introduction-to-wai-aria/
      • Codetalks – ARIA resources
      • http://wiki.codetalks.org/
      • TPG Blog
      • http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog
      • DHTML Style Guide – keyboard support
      • http://dev.aol.com/dhtml_style_guide