Dennis was honored to be invited as a replacement for Dirk Ginader, who sadly couldn’t make it due to a family emergency.
In Webcredible’s article AJAX accessibility for websites, a list of recommendations is presented for creating accessible Ajax web pages. In this podcast, Dennis and Ross discuss the accessibility issues and benefits of Ajax, and the recommendations from Webcredible which are:
- Inform users early in the page that dynamic updates will occur
- Highlight the areas that have been updated
- Don’t change the focus
- Offer the option to disable automatic updates
Download Web Axe Episode 63 (Reviewing Accessible Ajax Recommendations)
News & Events
Previously, Dennis and Guest Mark McKay began the discussion on nearly taboo subject of AJAX and web accessibility in Podcast #49: AJAX and Accessibility. Now in Part 2, Dennis and Ross discuss the problems and solutions in greater detail.
Download Web Axe Episode 57 (AJAX and Accessibility, Part 2)
The Problems & Solutions
- Notifying screen readers updated content
- The dreaded alternative page
- The future?
Guest Mark McKay and Dennis talk about AJAX and accessibility. Topics include:
- An example of accessible AJAX from Mark’s site SpokenText.net
- Methods for coding accessible AJAX
- Recommended books and web sites
- Many other related issues!
Download Web Axe Episode 49 (AJAX and Accessibility)