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  • People Accessibility

    Telerik’s RadDock and RadTagCloud Are Even More Accessible – See Their New Keyboard Support

    When you create a site you want it to be accessible as well as beautiful. We strive to give you both and this is why we have taken up a major campaign to improve the accessibility support of Telerik’s  ASP.NET AJAX controls .We, as developers, are quite used to getting things done through the keyboard and we want to give your users the same experience. This time the Dock and TagCloud controls are leveling up. RadDock now has keyboard support Since Q3 2012 RadDock has the ability to execute DockCommands using keyboard shortcuts. To enable this new feature all you need to do is set...
    November 07, 2012
  • People Accessibility

    Five Tips for Accessible Charts with Kendo UI DataViz

    Summary: In this post, I’ll share five practical tips (with code samples and illustrative videos) for making Kendo UI DataViz charts and graphs more accessible. These are things you can quickly and easily do in your own apps today to make it easier for disabled users to...
    September 18, 2012
  • People Accessibility

    Another Awesome VS11 Feature - WAI-ARIA Support

    Taking a Step Back – What is Accessibility? Accessibility is always  a large concern when creating applications. Whether these are meant for the web, desktop machines, or even mobile devices, accessibility is a huge factor. I have often run into scenarios where developers are not even aware of accessibility concerns, or decide to leave it as one of those “oh, I’ll get to it later” tasks on their TODO list. Some of you might even be asking yourself what accessibility actually is. Well, when I talk about accessibility I’m referring to the ability for your application to function for people with...
  • People Accessibility

    Need Accessibility in Your ASP.NET AJAX Apps? You’re Already Covered

    Here at Telerik accessibility support has always been important. We strive to ensure that when you are developing an application with our ASP.NET AJAX controls you can rest easy knowing that they provide compliance with some of the highest standards in the industry. Ease-of-mind and ease-of-implementation, does it get any better? :) Let’s take a look at just how we are making your applications more accessible. Accessibility Guidelines For a while now Telerik’s ASP.NET AJAX controls have been in compliance with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0/2.0 (say that a few times fast!). These guidelines set standards for applications providing accessible content by...
    October 06, 2011
  • People Accessibility

    WAI-ARIA support for RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX

    The Web is fundamentally designed to work for all people, whatever their hardware, software, language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability. When the Web meets this goal, it is accessible to people with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive ability. W3C Accessibility Basics This is how the World Wide Web Consortium Accessibility Basics article starts. To help make the web more accessible, W3C maintains the WAI-ARIA specification. In a world of ever advancing web technologies, the number of RIA (Rich Internet Application) offerings increase every day. HTML, Javascript and CSS is used to create UI experiences that go far beyond HTMLs inherently document-oriented nature. WAI-ARIA tries...