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Custom Element Semantics

Posted on Tuesday, 5 April 2016 by Steve Faulkner

The following content written by me, was until recently a part of the W3C Custom Elements specification, but was removed/substantially re-written when a new editor took over. As we think, in the form represented here, it’s a useful introduction to custom element semantics, we have re-published it. Custom Element Semantics The default semantics of a custom […]

An overview of PDF inaccessibility

Posted on Friday, 17 February 2017 by Jon Metz
5 comments on: An overview of PDF inaccessibility

There’s a lot of help online about making Portable Document Format (PDF) accessible. Even with all the advice out there, I still encounter people who find it difficult to make their documents friendly to people with disabilities. It seems a lot of people have a hard time translating what’s in a tutorial to the PDF […]

A (not so) short note on ARIA to the rescue

Posted on Saturday, 8 October 2016 by Steve Faulkner
4 comments on: A (not so) short note on ARIA to the rescue

Native HTML elements don’t require the addition of ARIA attributes to expose the semantics they have, as, for the most part, browsers expose this information: YAY. This is expressed in the ARIA specification: …there are many situations in which WAI-ARIA semantics are redundant with host language semantics. It is also expressed in HTML as a […]