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Re: Using status reading command with aria?


From: Léonie Watson
Date: Apr 28, 2016 1:54PM

> From: WebAIM-Forum on Behalf Of Alex Hall
> Sent: 28 April 2016 20:03
> I thought I read somewhere that screen readers will look for elements where
> the role is set to "status", instead of "log" or other roles, and use that as the
> status bar. That is, if the user presses the "say status bar"
> command, the content of the element is read. Did I mis-read this? I can't get
> it to work, but it'd be nice if I could. Thanks.

The status role has nothing to do with the browser's status bar, and using the status role will not override AT commands for reading the browser status bar either. The status role is for providing advisory information within the content, and is a form of live region [1].

[1] https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/roles#status