Web Accessibility Tip of the Month

Web Accessibility - Tip of the MonthOffered as a service from the WebAIM website, Maine CITE provides the following “tip” on how to make your website more accessible to all people.

Just use a button

Many modern web sites and applications often provide components that function as buttons, but are not marked up as true button elements. Native buttons provide excellent accessibility – native keyboard focus indicators, keyboard activation, proper screen reader semantics, etc. When any other element is used with JavaScript to trigger button-like functionality, it requires notable effort to provide reasonable accessibility. If your interface element functions like a button, just use a standard button element, then use CSS to style it to taste.

For more information about web accessibility, please visit the WebAIM website.External link

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Updated: 11/01/2017