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JavaScript UI Framework by ShieldUI Increases Web Accessibility Support

Added: (Fri Mar 17 2017)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Shield UI is a leading software component vendor for complete web and mobile solutions, and author of the popular Shield UI framework for JavaScript and HTML5. The company has just announced that their latest release includes improved accessibility support which allows web developers to create websites and web applications usable by people with disabilities.

In the last couple of years, the number of developers using the JavaScript UI Framework has increased significantly, making its components an essential part of many enterprise applications. 'After receiving several requests for implementing this feature, including ones from a couple of large companies in the Healthcare industry, we immediately prioritized and started working on these enhancements', said Jordan Stanley, Marketing Director at Shield UI Ltd. 'Even though the highest demand was for adding accessibility support to the Grid component, we decided to extend and make sure the rest of the applicable widgets conform to the latest specifications and standards. That was mandatory for a general-purpose comprehensive framework like Shield UI.'

The team has taken a very important step in upgrading the Shield UI framework to conform to the most-recent WAI-ARIA 1.1 technical specification, thus improving the accessibility and interoperability of web content and applications. This functionality provides developers with out-of-the-box support for writing applications suitable for users with disabilities, who rely on assistive technologies like screen readers. Another powerful feature of the library is that most Shield UI widgets have built-in keyboard navigation, which is a crucial aspect of the interaction between users and web applications. This allows users to switch focus to and from a UI component and use different access keys for performing specific widget functions. More information about each widget can be found in the online examples section, located at: https://demos.shieldui.com

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