I've been doing screen reader optimization for the last 2 years without issue, but now I'm developing an application that has audio playback as a core piece of functionality. As I understand, there's no way to defer playback while a scree...
Should I avoid JavaScript , jQuery, flash, Ajax, Silverlight if i want to make my site cross platform compatible (PC, iPHONE other mobiles, PDA) and Accessible(screen reader compatible)?  Should i only use xhtml css with server side language for wide...
How to set HTML 'lang' attribute dynamically in a web application?  I tried using jQuery as follows to insert the 'lang' attribute:    $(document).ready(function() {      $("html").attr("lang", language); //'langua...
When a web page is loaded, screen readers (like the one that comes with OS X, or JAWS on Windows) will read the content of the whole page. But say your page is dynamic, and as users performing an action, new content gets added to the page. For the sa...
I need help with a modal that fires when user is idle.  It works great until I test on Firefox with NVDA running.  There are issues with focus when using the arrow keys and when I swipe on a mobile.  When the modal appears and the user uses arrow or...
In the spirit of progressive enhancement, I'd like to do some ARIA capabilities testing to implement additional enhancements if they're supported by the browser. I'm not looking to detect screen readers—I'm looking to ensure that sc...
I want to detect whether a screen reader is running on a user's machine to avoid sound clashing with audio tag in html. If so, please provide details on how this could be done....
My user interaction process is as follows:   The user is presented with a drop-down list containing a list of cities After selecting a city, an AJAX request gets all buildings in the city, and inserts them into a div (this AJAX request returns a list...
As a web developer, a number of the projects I work on fall under government umbrellas and hence are subject to 508 Accessibility laws, and sometimes W3C accessibility guidelines. To what extent can JavaScript be used while still meeting these requir...
I found 2 ways of marking a zone with aria- attributes.  First one:  <div class="main" role="main" aria-label="Search results">     <a href="">Blah-blah</a>   Second one:  <div class="main"...

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