In this post I will identify some of the common techniques that are used to hide content and will attempt to identify the implications of using these techniques. I will also attempt to identify appropriate situations in which each technique could practically be put to good use. All of the techniques that we have identified below have been tested with Jaws 12 and NVDA 2011.1 using Firefox 4, Firefox 5 and Internet Explorer 8. In addition the examples were tested with voiceover on Apple OSX 10.6.4 with Safari.
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Keyboard traps, Flash and Firefox 4
If accessibility got the deciding vote
How to create accessible charts
In this article, Dan Stringer explores how he overcame the challenge of creating accessible charts for a recent project.
Accessible Tabs - Part 2: The Solution
As we saw in Accessible Tabs Part 1 - The Problem, there are several accessibility issues with tabs created for the web compared to those created for use in software applications. Tabs on the web should ideally replicate the functionality used in applications, so they are more intuitive for everyone. In this article we will look at three existing scripts for creating accessible tabs.
Checking colour contrast
Consider the links, headings and other text content on your website. Do you think the colours you’ve chosen contrast well against their background? More to the point, how can you tell?
What are captions?
Everybody’s using YouTube. Government departments, media corporations and individuals with bright ideas all broadcast themselves. YouTube might be everywhere, but is your content reaching everyone?
Knowing about audio description, captions and transcripts, is the way to reach an even wider audience. In the third of a series of articles on multimedia accessibility, we take a look at captions.
What are Transcripts?
Knowing about audio description, captions and transcripts, is the way to reach an even wider audience. In the second of a series of articles on multimedia accessibility, we take a look at transcripts.