ARIA Toggle Button and Tri-state Checkbox examples

Posted on Tuesday, 1 April 2008 by Steve Faulkner

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

About Steve Faulkner

Steve is the Technical Director at TPG. He joined The Paciello Group 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. He is an editor of several specifications at the W3C including HTML 5.1, ARIA in HTML, Notes on Using ARIA in HTML and HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives. He also develops and maintains HTML5accessibility.

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