Bruce Lawson’s personal site : On the accessibility of web components. Again.
I completely share Bruce’s concern about the year-zero thinking that’s accompanying a lot of the web components marketing:
Snarking aside, why do so few people talk about extending existing HTML elements with web components? Why’s all the talk about brand new custom elements? I don’t know.
I’m a fan of web components. But I’m increasingly worried about the messaging surrounding them.
Accessibility of Web Components
A great presentation on web components by Marcy, with an emphasis on keeping them accessible.
ARIA Quicktip: Labelledby vs. Describedby, From the Notebook of Aaron Gustafson
Yesterday, Aaron gave a great talk at BD Conf about forms. In one example, he was using
aria-describedby. I was a bit confused by the differences between
aria-labelledby, so Aaron has very helpfully clarified the distinction.
Replacing Radio Buttons Without Replacing Radio Buttons
A great technique from Heydon for styling radio buttons however you want.
Practical ARIA Examples
Heydon Pickering put together a great collection of accessible self-contained interface patterns that demonstrate smart use of ARIA.
Advancements in the accessibility of Facebook on Marco’s accessibility blog
It’s great to see the changes that Facebook’s four-person accessibility team have managed to push through.
The Accessibility Project
This is a great initiative. I’m going to learn a lot from it. I hope that I might even be able to contribute to it sometime.
Accessibility – what is it good for? | Marco’s accessibility blog
A worrying look at how modern web developers approach accessibility. In short, they don’t.
Easy Fixes to Common Accessibility Problems | Yahoo! Accessibility Library
The low-hanging fruit of accessibility fixes; it’s worth bearing these in mind.