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Some free courses on accessibility and more on Landmark Roles

From: ALAN SMITH <alands289@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:44:47 -0500
Message-ID: <5a065610.4791810a.b6dde.2457@mx.google.com>
To: "Michael A. Peters" <mpeters@domblogger.net>, W3C WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Michael,

I would just put the aside by itself and not embed it in the main. 
It would show up better in the screen reader’s region (JAWS) or landmark (NVDA) lists.

However, I know that many places teach or do have them embedded at times.
See: https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/examples/landmarks/index.html

Two good sources of information on these are: 
http://accessibility.psu.edu/arialand/
And: 
https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/ARIA11

I would use HTML5 regions along with the matching aria-landmark because JAWS supports HTML5 regions and NVDA support aria landmarks.

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To enhance your accessibility knowledge here are some free items you should look into.

NVDA screen reader is free.
If you do get NVDA email me personally and I’ll send you a training manual on how to use NVDA to test for accessibility.
There are only a few commands you need to know as you don’t need to be able to use it with all of its 100s of commands and functions (my simple screen reader testing methodology was confirmed by senior management at Freedom Scientific makers of JAWS).

Here are two free courses that will benefit you at no charge. Oh, did I mention they are FREE?

Web Design Best Practices: An Inclusive Approach
Learn best practices and guidelines needed to create Web pages that are more inclusive and empower your users to get the most out of your Web page.
https://www.edx.org/course/web-design-best-practices-inclusive-microsoft-dev240x
For $99 you can get a certificate.
For now I selected auditing the course for free.

Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy – a new online course developed by Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, in partnership with the Government of Ontario’s EnAbling Change Program – will help web content editors and web developers to quickly build the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to effectively support an organization’s web accessibility compliance efforts.
https://de.ryerson.ca/wa/

Best.

Alan Smith

From: Michael A. Peters
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2017 5:51 PM
To: W3C WAI-IG
Subject: Re: AInspector and Landmark Roles

Okay first two issues I was able to solve via aria-label but I am still 
trying to figure out how to solve the third.

On 11/10/2017 02:20 PM, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> Hello List,
>

*snip*

>
> Issue 3 - on some pages, I use an aside element that is child of a
> section element that is child or article that is child of main.
>
> The use is appropriate for aside, it seems that aside automatically is
> given a complementary role and then AInspector says complementary role
> must be top level. But the aside is content related to the section that
> contains it, so it belongs in the section that contains it.
>
> Is there a solution?
>
> Thank you for suggestions.
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