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  • 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
  • People Accessibility

    UI Automation/Accessibility in Silverlight 2, tools and resources summary

    The purpose of this post is to summarize the tools and resources for UI Automation/Accessibility testing in Silverlight 2 available at the present moment as well as to share a few details on what’s expected in the nearest future. There are a lot of resources on the web about Microsoft UI Automation framework and Active Accessibility so I’m not going to put any general information here. Still, you can refer to the list at the end of the post for additional information. The UI Automation testing tools are quite important to developers and testers (like me) that are interested in ...
    October 20, 2008
  • People Accessibility

    Accessibility and RadEditor

    The following blog post was written together with Rumen Jekov, who is the most experienced support officer at Telerik and has been supporting RadEditor for a number of years now. If you are a RadEditor user, and you contact us, chances are you will be receiving an answer from him. The blog post discusses the accessibility features of RadEditor. While accessibility options were not considered important couple of years ago, things have changed - and will be changing even more in the future. For enterprize customers and governmental institutions accessibility is becoming a top priority, and we have gone at great lengths...
    July 16, 2008
  • People Accessibility

    Telerik RadGrid Section 508 Compliance

    Ever wonder how to make a pageable & sortable grid Section 508 compliant? Well with RadGrid this is trivial task! The tricky part is to tell the grid to not render or require any JavaScript on the page: 1. Inherit from RadGrid and override three methods:     public class MyGrid : RadGrid     {         public MyGrid()         {             //         }         protected override void RegisterScriptControl()         {             // do not register as ScriptControl         }        ...
  • People Accessibility

    Making ASP.NET XHTML 1.1 compliant

    As you may know, all components from the r.a.d.controls suite render XHTML 1.1 compliant output. We wanted to promote it in a way that all users can click a button in our online examples and see for themselves that everything validates perfectly. W3C provides an online validation service ( so it should not be that hard. Unfortunately ASP.NET 1.x complies with *NO* HTML standard ever approved by W3C. ASP.NET 2.0 was first XHTML 1.1 compliant, but then in the official release Microsoft fell back to XHTML 1.0 transitional which is less restrictive. I made a couple of Google searches and found other people...
    December 09, 2005