WAI-ARIA: Accessible Rich Internet Applications

WAI-ARIA is a technical specification developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It provides recommendations for technologies and techniques that browser creators and web-developers can use to make websites more accessible to people with disabilities. Its guidelines are particularly useful for ensuring the accessibility of dynamic websites where, for example, content or images on the page might change when certain actions are taken. These types of dynamic changes might pose challenges for non-sighted users using screen readers, but with proper ARIA tagging on the website, the website can let the user know about only the items on the page that have changed so they are able to take advantage of those features in the same way as sighted users.

The primary guideline for web accessibility, WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), recommends making use of WAI-ARIA techniques for ensuring compliance.

N-VisionIT’s development team understand the WAI-ARIA specification extremely well and can help ensure your website or web-application is accessible. Contact us today to find out how we can help ensure you meet your accessibility compliance.