This is a rather technical article, but if you’ve ever wondered why screen readers sometimes read one type of information, such as a label on a form field and sometimes another, such as a description, this may help explain.
The Text Alternative Computation Over the years, there has been a lot of confusion about the W3C Text Alternative Computation and how this works, especially when influenced by the addition of CSS and ARIA attributes. As a bit of forewarning, this article is not primarily meant for general web developers, though having an understanding of …Read more
Source: How the W3C Text Alternative Computation Works – SSB BART Group
If you’re not familiar with Marco Zehe, you definitely should be. Marco, @MarcoInEnglish on Twitter, has done an incredible amount to ensure that Mozilla products and services are accessible. In whatever free time he has left over from that, he writes an informative blog often discussing the challenges faced in accessibility. In his most recent post, he discusses the basic things that all web developers should know when it comes to accessibility. Even if you’re not a developer, this is worth a read as it may provide you with terminology and a resource should you ever be in contact with one.
I’ve been asked again and again over the years what the absolute basics of web accessibility are. And while I always thought that it is not so difficult to find resources about these basics, …
Source: The web accessibility basics – Marco’s Accessibility Blog