Introduction to WAI ARIA – Gez Lemon

Gez Lemon from TPGi has written an article for Dev.Opera, which provides an Introduction to WAI ARIA.

WAIARIA is a specification that provides a means of describing roles, states, and properties for custom widgets so that they are recognisable and usable by assistive technology users. WAI-ARIA also provides a mechanism to ensure that users of assistive technologies are aware of updates in the application. This article provides an overview of what web applications should do, and how WAI-ARIA helps.

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About Steve Faulkner

Steve is the Technical Director at TPGi. He joined TPGi in 2006 and was previously a Senior Web Accessibility Consultant at vision australia. He is the creator and lead developer of the Web Accessibility Toolbar accessibility testing tool. Steve is a member of several groups, including the W3C Web Platforms Working Group and the W3C ARIA Working Group.