Detlev Fischer

Detlev Fischer leads the development of the BITV test, a tool sponsored by the German Government and widely used to evaluate the accessibility of websites (follow bitvtest on Twitter). His stuff unrelated to accessibility can be found at

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The Accessibility of WAI-ARIA

Web developers interested in accessibility issues often look to WAI-ARIA to bridge the accessibility gap created by ubiquitous scripting and make web applications more accessible to blind and visually impaired users. But can we recommend WAI-ARIA without reservation? Are there times when appropriate semantic HTML elements are preferable to custom widgets?