A New Approach to an Old Problem In Introduction to Web Accessibility and Semantic HTML, we saw how to write HTML using the proper semantic elements and attributes in order to expose element semantics to Assistive Technology (AT). However, that is only a part of the problem. These semantic techniques do not provide solutions to the now common dynamic websites. Web content that is created or updated after the page is rendered can be an issue for accessibility. The World Wide Web Consortium’s (w3c) 1999 standard, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 addressed the issue of static content, the 2008 revision, WCAG 2.0 , includes guidelines and techniques that address dynamic content. Many common issues with dynamic content can be addressed by good coding practice. The WCAG 2.0 documentation includes many…

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