ARIA will allow us to have our cake and eat it too… an exciting, yet accessible web!
I am currently reworking all irama.org DHTML widgets to include appropriate ARIA roles, states, properties and to follow the ARIA best practice recommendations for keyboard navigation (managing focus).
To that end, I have put together a new ARIA keyboard navigation jQuery plugin, that makes it easy to manage focus for a set of controls per the best practice guide.
To date, I have updated the following widgets to use ARIA roles, states, properties and keyboard navigation where relevant:
- Reader and ARIA: A new way to read
- AxsJAX – Access-Enabling AJAX
- jQuery-Accessible-RIA Wiki
- jQuery Accessibility