HTML Reference with Accessibility Features

I almost forgot to put a mention on this site about something that I have been working on over the last few months, namely SitePoint’s HTML Reference. While it is not specifically an accessibility resource it does cover the basics of accessibility, highlighting the various HTML elements and attributes that were introduced to improve the accessibility of web pages. With that in mind, I’d like to invite readers of this site to take a quick look and let me know if there’s anything that I’ve missed. The beauty of this HTML reference being an online resource is that you can leave comments on the site (assuming that you have a SitePoint account) and if the comment/suggestion is a sensible one, the amendment will be integrated into the reference. So, have I missed highlighting any accessibility features?

Posted by Ian on Thursday, March 27, 2008


  1. So says Ansgar

    Yes, you forgot to mention language:

    - /
    - lang-attribute
    - accesskey-attribute
    - tabindex (where applicable)

    Added March 31, 2008 at 12:54 pm

  2. So says Deprecated

    Unfortunately you missed a chance to begin the burial of some non-semantic elements in HTML like [font], [u] and [s] and then remembered to mention other deprecated and non-standard elements like [center], [marquee] and even [blink] - Eeek!

    It’s a bit like waking up with a terrible hangover and then finding a embarrassing video of yourself from the previous night. Apart from this party was about 15 years ago and we’ve all got the headache!

    Perhaps removing all these elements from the main list, leaving them only under the deprecated and non-standard section?

    Added July 31, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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