The (sometimes) wonderful World Wide Web has become a standard tool in most of our day-to-day lives. But for those people living with a disability (more than 53 million people in the U.S. alone), navigating the web can be a frustrating, daunting task.
Native accessible name properties that we discussed in part 1 are all great, but there are situations where these don’t suffice - where either no method for providing an accessible name exists in HTML5 or a situation arises where standard HTML5 methods aren’t enough. Enter aria-label and aria-labelledby.
The more we label things when building a website, the easier it is for a person who is blind and uses a screen reader to use our sites. These labels are known as the “accessible name properties” and they are baked into HTML.
This episode we have a special guest, Mickey Williamson, who talks about the importance of Web Accessibility. We also talk about developing a restful todo application with Backbone.js and as always, Drupal 8 updates and other Drupal news.