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  • People Accessibility

    RadControls for WinForms will support Microsoft Active Accessibility in Q1 2011

    Telerik has always strived to make its products accessible and available to a wide range of people. It is part of Telerik's vision for providing leading developer products, just like browser support in our AJAX controls, right-to-left language support, localization, performance, and everything else that makes up excellent controls. In the upcoming Q1 2011 RadControls for WinForms will implement Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) support which will make the Telerik WinForms controls the first suite to be compliant with the latest user interface accessibility and UI automation standards (FYI, in Q1 we will also extend our localization support and support for right-to-left languages to all...
    February 15, 2011
  • People Accessibility

    Accessibility support in RadEditor for ASP.NET AJAX

    One of the major goals for our AJAX RadEditor control is to provide an accessible content creation experience. For us, this task is divided into two major categories - having an accessible editor UI and helping the end user produce accessible content. With the Q3 2010 release, we made improvements to both and I want to share the results with you.  The first major improvement is the new AccessibleRadEditor control. It is a stripped down version of the full featured RadEditor and has a simpler toolbar to allow easy navigation using only the keyboard. All tools have assigned shortcuts and even the...
    November 18, 2010
  • People Accessibility

    RadTreeView for ASP.NET AJAX now supports WAI-ARIA

    Starting with the 2010 Q2 Beta release of RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, RadTreeView adheres to the WAI-ARIA specification for Accessible Rich Internet Applications. With this feature on-board, it’s now possible for screen readers and other accessibility tools (supporting WAI-ARIA) to semantically parse the html structure of the tree. Summary of the new feature Making a quick peek inside the html of RadTreeView with enabled support for WAI-ARIA, one can see the “roles”, “states” and “properties” that the standard requires. They all are represented through attributes in the html structure of the tree, decorating the elements with semantic meaning. Having them applied, the...
    June 29, 2010
  • People Accessibility

    Accessible RadEditor used by the Royal National Institute of Blind People

    I am posting this on behalf of the editor team here at Telerik. It has been a really great experience to work with the folks at the Royal National Institute of the Blind People (RNIB) and Content and Code. The folks at RNIB helped us a lot to improve the accessible feature set of RadEditor for ASP.NET AJAX and we are very happy with the results. We are proud to be the chosen component vendor for an accessible HTML editor. The required changes to the editor client code were not difficult and added the needed features for blind and partially sighted people. Some...
    December 11, 2009
  • People Accessibility

    RadFormDecorator –Skinned Radio Buttons, Checkboxes, Focus Dots and Accessibility

    The sole purpose of this blog post is to answer to frequently asked questions concerning the support of the visual clues (focus dots) of the checkboxes and radio buttons styled with RadFormDecorator. The focus dots that appear upon tabbing on a clickable HTML element (a, input, button, checkbox, radiobutton, etc) is a visual clue showing that the element is accessible via the keyboard or other device facilitating its manipulation. Unfortunately, browsers differ in the support of focus dots. According to the accessibility specifications, a checkbox or radio button has to be associated with a label tag, in order to make the clickable area of the...
    November 30, 2009