Thursday, July 13, 2006

Accessibility for Enhanced AJAX Frameworks

As AJAX is becoming more widely used, important issues like security, interoperability and accessibility are getting more attention. At the same time, different types of AJAX applicatications are being identified, which is also being picked up by the analysts, such as Ray Valdez of Gartner:

  • Snippet level
  • Widget level
  • Framework level
  • Enhanced Framework level

I feel the important AJAX issues can best be evaluated in the light of the different types of AJAX to result in the most useful recommendations.

AJAX Accessibility for AJAX Frameworks

I had to think about this classification because we just published a whitepaper on AJAX and Accessibility. A lot has already been written on this topic, so I was thinking how this whitepaper differentiates itself. Then I realized it's specifically about Frameworks and Enhanced Frameworks, where the user interface is fairly complex and uses a single-page interface. This is exactly the type of AJAX project that we're are typically working on.

So if you also work on more complex AJAX projects that are based on a framework (such as Backbase), you might want to take a look at this document.

Download the Accessibility Guidelines for AJAX (PDF, 140Kb)


Anonymous Francois said...

it seems that your link to the pdf file is missing :) or maybe you've removed it?

6:12 AM  
Blogger Jep Castelein said...

Thanks Francois, I've fixed the link.

9:05 AM  

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