Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

40 Ajax Accessibility Links

Category: Accessibility, Articles

<p>Max Kiesler has produced another mega-list of Ajax links. This time it’s 40 Ajax accessibility tutorials and articles.

AJAX is a great tool for creating rich internet applications, however, when improperly implemented it can cause hugh accessibility issues. The good news is that most of these issues can be fixed so your websites are viewable by a much wider audience. Great resources on accessibility have been around for years, however, many web 2.0 and AJAX websites ignore all of the research that went into turning website accessibility into a movement followed by most professional web developers. Below you’ll find a list of 40 best AJAX accessibility tutorials and articles that I have found on the web in the last year.

With Max’s permission (and following our respective CC licenses), I’ve been wikifying his links at AjaxPatterns.org, so you can add your own resources too. Here’s the wiki version of the Accessibility links and list of all links pages.

Update: EBA have been researching this topic too and just released a podcast on Ajax Accessibility.

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Pingback by Andre’s Blog » Blog Archive » EBA Enterprise Ajax Podcast #6 - Accessibility - Notes and Links — June 28, 2006

Nice! I need to really get on it, just never had the time to collect all of them.

Comment by Liming — June 28, 2006

There can’t be that many people called Hugh, so I don’t see that it’s a big issue…

Comment by Wolfman — June 29, 2006

[...] Well, obviously, more user testing is always called for. What I’d love to see, although I’m not capable of putting it together myself, would be a full scale accessibility study of Flash and AJAX websites which have been specifically designed with accessibility in mind. User testing, limitations, the whole banana. Accessibility needs better awareness of using Flash. AJAX has received a fair amount of attention: articles from Standards-Schmandards, WebAIM, WebStandards.org, and many others have given developers a fair shot at addressing the limitations and possibilities in AJAX accessibility. Flash has been almost entirely disregarded by the web standards and accessibility community. I’d like to see it given an equal chance. [...]

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