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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 […]

HTML5 Accessibility Chops: data for the masses

Posted on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 by Steve Faulkner
9 comments on: HTML5 Accessibility Chops: data for the masses

One of the stumbling blocks for working out what the effects on the accessibility of new (and old) HTML5 features is not having any publicly accessible usage data. It is difficult without data to argue for the inclusion of features in HTML5 or working out how features should be accessibility supported. I have made an […]

Sometimes people ask me where to go for help making their web sites accessible and TPG is always the first thing on my mind because people like Steve Faulkner are right there at the forefront of pushing web accessibility forward. They totally 'get' that to be truly effective in this area you need to understand the whole accessibility ecosystem from assistive technology, to accessible applications, to web standards and so on… this kind of expertise is rare.

David Bolter, Engineering Manager Accessibility - Mozilla