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Re: html5 and ARIA landmark roles


From: Marc Solomon
Date: Nov 18, 2015 12:50PM

This fall back technique might prove useful for those using a screen reader and a web browser combo that doesn't support HTML 5. And, if the user has an AT/browser combo that does support HTML5, the redundant role provided by ARIA shouldn't impact the user experience. I suspect others on the list might have a different opinion and look forward to reading other people's thoughts.


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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Joseph Sherman
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 2:39 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] html5 and ARIA landmark roles

Should developers add ARIA roles to html5 elements with default roles, like nav, main, header(banner), footer(contentinfo)? My testing shows different treatment of the html5 elements between various browsers and AT combinations.