The Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) specification defines roles, states, and properties that should be used to provide semantics in languages where they may not be available. Assistive technologies, such as screen readers, use what ARIA offers in order to communicate with browsers to present information about the status of interactions, and the like. As a result, WAI-ARIA is especially important to consider when creating dynamic content.
You make the web more inclusive for everyone, everywhere, when you design with accessibility in mind. Let Laura Kalbag guide you through the accessibility landscape: understand disability and impairment challenges; get a handle on important laws and guidelines; and learn how to plan for, evaluate, and test accessible design. Leverage tools and techniques like clear copywriting, well-structured IA, meaningful HTML, and thoughtful design, to create a solid set of best practices.
This report proposes a new population-centered framework to guide action and coordination among various, and sometimes competing, stakeholders in pursuit of improved eye and vision health and health equity in the United States. Building on the momentum of previous public health efforts, this report also introduces a model for action that highlights different levels of prevention activities across a range of stakeholders and provides specific examples of how population health strategies can be translated into cohesive areas for action at federal, state, and local levels.
The Inclusive Design Guidelines aim to help gain a better understanding of an inclusive design approach and practice its application in projects and processes. These Guidelines are concise and engaging guidelines for inclusive design, broken up into four sections: principles, practices, tools, and activities.
This is a list of scientific journals which are publishing research in the field of accessibility and/or universal usability/design, in close relation to ICT. Recently published conference proceedings and special issues are also included. The listed general disability journals also publish research in the field of accessibility and/or universal usability/design, but also recent work in other disability related topics (e.g. standars/standardization, ethics, legal issues, etc.).
Visual maps deliver content in a simple and effective way. They can be useful for various purposes in areas such as street guidance, surrounding information, and education. However, sightless persons are unable to explore visual maps and risk being cut off from several multimedia Web applications. In this paper, starting from accessibility issues of map-based applications, we discuss possible interaction modalities and devices to use for truly achieving usage perspectives desired by blind people.
The Floe Inclusive Learning Design Handbook (ILDH) is a free Open Educational Resource (OER) designed to assist teachers, content creators, Web developers, and others in creating adaptable and personalizable educational resources that can accommodate a diversity of learning styles and individual needs.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How do blind people use the iPhone? That’s a question computer programmer Austin Seraphin – blind since birth – wanted to know. In this surprisingly funny and personal talk, Austin shares how technology changed his universe and what it means to make apps, gadgets and even street art accessible to all, sighted or not.