ARIA Toggle Button and Tri-state Checkbox examples

It is an exciting time for proponents of WAI-ARIA (Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications). With support introduced in IE 8 (beta), better support in Firefox 3, planned in Opera and mooted in Safari, coupled with the recent changes to the specification making it easier to develop and deploy ARIA based widgets.

Providing detailed examples of ARIA controls including their expected and observed behaviours, it is hoped, will help further understanding of what ARIA is and does.

Two simple ARIA examples:

Requirements:

  • Internet Explorer 8 beta or Firefox 3 beta.
  • Javascript Enabled.
  • JAWS 7.1+
  • Window Eyes 5.5+

Further Reading

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About Steve Faulkner

Steve is the Chief Accessibility Officer at TPGi. He joined TPGi in 2006 and was previously a Senior Web Accessibility Consultant at vision australia. Steve is a member of several groups, including the W3C Web Platforms Working Group and the W3C ARIA Working Group. He is an editor of several specifications at the W3C including ARIA in HTML and HTML Accessibility API Mappings 1.0. He also develops and maintains HTML5accessibility and the JAWS bug tracker/standards support.