While most autocomplete widgets simply aren’t created with accessibility in mind, since the W3C introduced the WAI-ARIA standard in 2014, there exist concise requirements regarding accessible implementations of various interactive usage patterns. Sadly, the WAI-ARIA standard isn’t easy and compatibility varies a lot between browsers and screen readers.
In one sentence: it’s a widget that’s truly working for all (and extremely cheap performance-wise).
During the first half of the workshop, I will investigate the accessibility of some well known autocompletes (like Google’s, Select2, jQuery UI’s, etc.) using a desktop and a mobile screen reader (NVDA and VoiceOver/iOS). I will then show the idea behind using traditional HTML for creating non-standard interactive usage patterns by demoing an accordion, a tablist and a carousel - all from our “Accessibility Developer Guide” (ADG) and implemented using HTML form elements.
At the end of the workshop, the attendees will have understood that a lot of interactive elements on websites can be implemented using traditional HTML form elements, resulting in great usability, accessibility, performance, and cleaner, lesser code.
UX folks, Frontenders, Accessibility folks – everybody who’s interested in creating clean and working HTML
29 August from 9:00 to 17:00 at Belvoirpark, Seestrasse 125, 8002 Zürich
We are happy to answer your questions, just email us.