homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Accessibility and Usability
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: ergophobe

Accessibility and Usability Forum

New tips from Yahoo! developer

 11:55 pm on Mar 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

If you're into accessibility, don't miss Isolani's new site. He provides accessibility tips. As a developer who works at yahoo, and having co-workers that use screen readers, he has learned stuff you just can't know from not using this regularly...

Some great tips I haven't seen anywhere else. He has an article on not skipping heading levels, why? It turns out that those <h1><h2>etc tags are used by screen readers as a cool way to navigate content. It's like a table of contents. So if the user asks for H1, then H2 headers, if there none, but there is an H3, then he might miss it. (it would be nice if the screen reader software let users go to the "next available" heading level, but it doesn't work that way...)

He also suggest a heading before each form element. Since logging in is key to personalization of a site, if you hide the form code somewhere in a huge page of content, it won't be easy to find. Putting a heading right before the form makes navigating your site blind, much easier.

Enjoy :)



 11:43 pm on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Now, those are some excellent points, and very valuable information.

The little things you never think about, until someone with real-life experience tells you from their own knowledge.


 12:10 am on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Are you talking about [accessibilitytips.com...] ?


 3:05 am on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes, that's right. Wasn't sure if linking to it was ok :)


 3:54 am on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

27 steps... [webmasterworld.com]
just kidding!
actually you might want to make a slight tweak to item L. to reflect this point, encyclo...

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Accessibility and Usability
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved