HTML5 & WAI-ARIA Forms with jQuery Validation

A session at HighEdWeb 2012

  • Paul Adam

Tuesday 9th October, 2012

9:30am to 10:15am (CST)

Connecting labels to inputs is easy! But what about required fields, error messages, and keyboard focus? Make accessible forms with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, and jQuery Validation. Learn to make totally accessible forms that work great for everyone including screen reader and keyboard-only users! Learn how you can you use the new HTML5 form attributes for required fields and input types to put the responsibility of accessible form validation on the browser developer. What if your end user’s browser and assistive technology does not support HTML5? WAI-ARIA to the rescue! You’ll learn how to communicate additional form information to screen readers using the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) standards. For the users who just don’t have the desire to upgrade or access to the latest browsers and assistive technology learn the final piece of the puzzle of how to fall back to pure JavaScript validation with the jQuery library’s amazing Validation plug-in. We all know filling out forms can be a painful and inaccessible process. Let’s change that problem with data entry on the web!

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Time 9:30am10:15am CST

Date Tue 9th October 2012

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