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Term Main definition
Abbreviation

Shortened form of a word phrase or name where the abbreviation has not become part of the language.

Accessibility API

Operating systems and other platforms provide a set of interfaces that expose information about objects and events to assistive technologies. Assistive technologies use these interfaces to get information about and interact with those widgets.

Accessibility Feature

A built-in feature of an operating system media player browser or other product that is (1) labeled as such and (2) documented according to relevant industry documentation standards.

Accessibility Supported

Supported by user's assistive technologies as well as the accessibility features in browsers and other user agents.

Accessible Name

The name of a user interface element. Each platform accessibility API provides the accessible name property.

Accessible Role

This property identifies the generic function of a control to assistive technology. This allows AT to distinguish for example a radio button from a checkbox.

Accessible State

This property identifies the condition of a control to assistive technology. This allows AT to tell for example which controls have been selected which controls are available but not selected and which controls are unavailable.

Accessible Value

This property identifies additional information about a control such as position on a slider bar or text in an edit field.

Activate

To execute or carry out one or more behaviors associated with an enabled element or a component of the user agent user interface

Activate
  • To execute or carry out one or more behaviors associated with an enabled element.
  • To execute or carry out one or more behaviors associated with a component of the user agent user interface.
Alert

To make the user aware of some event without requiring acknowledgement.

Alert

Make the user aware of some event, without requiring acknowledgement.

Alt Attribute

A textual alternative to non-text content in software applications or on web pages.

Synonyms - Alt
Alternative Access

Provides users with disabilities with content that is similar or identical to that provided to users without disabilities but in a format that produces a different user experience.

Alternative for time-based media

Document including correctly sequenced text descriptions of time-based visual and auditory information and providing a means for achieving the outcomes of any time-based interaction

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