Accessibility in Web 2.0 technology

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Jie Hu, Luo Ling, Dan Wang, and Shi Wei

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: September 01, 2009

Accessibility has become a hot topic as increased awareness and growing requirements demand that applications take into account the needs of all potential users. Accessibility covers not only the Web application, but document, desktop application and hardware, and so on. In the Web application domain, making static Web pages accessible is relatively easy. But for Web 2.0 technology, dynamic content and fancy visual effects can make accessibility testing very difficult. This article introduces the WAI-ARIA standard, which is designed to make future Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) widgets accessible. The article also covers accessibility principles in Web 2.0 design and provides several code samples to get you started.

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