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Blog posts in the Firefox category

aria-labelledby and aria-describedby support in popular Windows browsers

Back in 2010 I filed a bug on Internet Explorer about its lack of support for exposing the calculated values of aria-labelledby and aria-describedby in the MSAA accessibility API. After some back and forth a partial fix was implemented.

HTML5Accessibility.com updated

Posted on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 by Steve Faulkner

Since October 2010 I have been testing and recording information on HTML5Accessibility.com about the implementation of accessibility support in browsers for new HTML5 features. I had let the updates to the site slide, but have made a concerted effort in 2014 to provide the information on the latest browsers.

Enabling landmark-based keyboard navigation in Firefox

Posted on Tuesday, 2 July 2013 by Matthew Atkinson
4 comments on: Enabling landmark-based keyboard navigation in Firefox

Landmark navigation is an increasingly important accessibility tool, and one that will become even more powerful as HTML5 is adopted, but it has mostly been restricted to users of “heavy” (and sometimes costly) assistive technologies (ATs) such as screen readers. Browsers do not offer keystrokes to move between landmarked regions on the page, so people […]

Sarah Horton’s approach fit into the style of the organization so well…kudos to TPG for having UX in the mix in such a valuable way.

Becky Reed, Sr. Director User Experience, Healthwise