A truly open and inclusive web needs technologies that allow disabled users relying on assistive technologies to enjoy dynamic web content and modern web apps. W3C’s accessibility web standards aim to populate the web with Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) that users with disabilities can efficiently use.
ARIA is one of the numerous accessibility standards and guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Intitiative (WAI). It provides an additional markup that can be easily inserted into HTML documents. WAI-ARIA is a cross-platform an cross-device solution that targets the Open Web Platform, so don’t only think about websites, but also about games, digital entertainment, healthcare, mobile, and other kinds of apps.
In this post we will take a look at how you can add accessibility to your HTML documents with the help of WAI-ARIA standards.