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The power of ARIA

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The power of ARIA

  1. 1. The Power of ARIA7th February, 2012 f Srinivasu Chakravarthula
  2. 2. What is ARIA? ARIA – Accessible Rich Internet Applications Candid recommendation of W3C Solution to make dynamic web accessible to allYahoo! Confidential 2
  3. 3. Why ARIA? Websites are increasingly using advanced and complex user interface controls Solution to make dynamic web accessible Assistive Technologies need to be able to interact with complex controls Technically, WAI ARIA provides a framework for adding attributes to identify features for user interactionYahoo! Confidential 3
  4. 4. What ARIA provides? Role to describe the type of widget Role to describe the structure of a web page State of the widget Live regions for frequently updated content Drag and drop functionality Provides keyboard navigation for objects and eventsYahoo! Confidential 4
  5. 5. ARIA attributesRoles Navigation Search Main Content info<formaction="http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=Ap3vRQULlUwlFx6TE6YuMsKbvZx4" class="search-form"id="p_13838465-searchform"method="get" name="sf1"role="search”><div role="main" class="fp-fx" id="y-col1">Yahoo! Confidential 5
  6. 6. ARIA attributes (contd.,) Tab Panel Status › Accessibility announcement › Off-screen info ButtonsYahoo! Confidential 6
  7. 7. ARIA attributes (contd.,) Live regions Menu and menu items Alerts List boxesYahoo! Confidential 7
  8. 8. Thank You! Srinivasu Chakravarthula Senior Manager, Inclusive Design srinivu@yahoo-inc.com Twitter: @VasuTweets @YahooAccess Y! Accessibility on FB: facebook.com/yahooaccessibilityYahoo! Confidential 8

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