When it comes to accessibility, HTML has many limitations. Luckily, this is where Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) steps in.
ARIA fills many of the semantic gaps left by the HTML specification and allows developers to create document structures and interactive components that work wonderfully with assistive technologies. In this talk, we'll identify appropriate use cases for ARIA and look at specific examples of common problems that ARIA can help us solve.
6:30 pm to 6:40 pm: Welcome
6:40 pm to 6:55 pm: Introductions
6:55 pm to 7:00 pm: Info about Grand Circus
7:00 pm to 7:40 pm: Presentation and Q & A
7:40 pm to 8:30 pm Networking
Venue and parking
Grand Circus is located in the Broderick Tower (http://www.brodericktower.com/) near Grand Circus in downtown Detroit. The entrance is on Woodward, through two gold-colored doors.
Once inside, go to the end of the hall, and take the elevator to the fourth floor.
Parking is available at the Detroit Opera House parking garage, located on Broadway. Parking is $10 (unless there's a special event). There's also street parking on Woodward and Washington Boulevard.
The Detroit Opera House parking garage is a short walk up Broadway and around the corner from the Grand Circus space. Here's parking information from the Broderick Tower website (PDF) (http://www.grandcircus.co/perch/resources/grand-circus-parking-map.pdf).
Special thanks to our sponsor Grand Circus (http://www.grandcircus.co/) for offering venue space for our Refresh Detroit meetups!