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Joe Dolson: ARIA – Roles, States and Properties


ARIA is way to communicate the semantics of rich internet applications to users of assistive technology. But it’s not just useful for accessibility; ARIA is a whole meta language of semantic attributes within HTML that allows us to clearly communicate the roles, states, and properties HTML elements have in a complex web site ecosystem.

I’ll talk about roles, states, and properties: what they are, how you use them, and how they can help us by creating more internally consistent HTML that’s also better for people with disabilities.



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I always enjoy Joe's talks; even those that are WP specific. :)

Thanks for the heads up.


Speaking of which, here are two of his accessibility plug-ins for webdevs on WordPress:

Yes, the man is a true accessibility geek god (not sure about the lyre but does play a mean violin)!

* WP Accessibility fixes common accessibility issues in your WordPress site.

* Access Monitor runs accessibility tests of your WordPress site, either on the front-end or in the administration.

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