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

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  • 1. WAI – ARIA Singing its Praises Steve Faulkner The Paciello Group [email_address] twitter @stevefaulkner
  • 2.
    • WAI =
    • W eb A ccessibility I nitiative
    • ARIA =
    • A ccessible R ich
    • I nternet A pplications
  • 3.
    • 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
  • 4.
    • What’s it do?
  • 5.
    • How?
    <span role=&quot; slider &quot; aria-valuetext=&quot; decent &quot; >
  • 6.
    • What’s it do?
    AJAX The abstinence message failed
  • 7.
    • What’s it do?
    <span aria-live=“ polite &quot; > Loading…</span>
  • 8.
    • How?
    <span aria-live=“ polite &quot; > Loading…</span>
  • 9.
    • It’s bolt on accessibility
  • 10.
    • It’s “prefab, bolt on” accessibility!
  • 11.
    • 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?
  • 12. 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
  • 13. Support?
  • 14.
    • 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