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Re: Help with a WAVE error


From: Beranek, Nicholas
Date: Sep 27, 2016 11:44AM

Hi Angela, the culprit appears to be the aria-describedby references in the carousel:

<div class="slick-slide slick-current slick-active" data-slick-index="1" aria-hidden="false" tabindex="-1" role="option" aria-describedby="slick-slide01" style="width: 456px; position: relative; left: -456px; top: 0px; z-index: 999; opacity: 1;">

If you run aXe, it will give you specifics for 3 other instances (http://www.deque.com/products/axe/)

One way to verify this is to check for that ID on the page:


This returns 'null' in the console.

I hope this helps,

Nick Beranek
Capital One

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
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Subject: [WebAIM] Help with a WAVE error

I am doing an accessibility review for this site: http://bridgetocollegecourses.org/

In the bottom section of each page is a carousel containing videos and associated description. WAVE is telling me there is a broken ARIA reference. "An aria-labelledby or aria-describedby reference exists, but the target for the reference does not exist." However when I look in the source code I'm not seeing any ARIA used at all.

If someone could help me understand this error in the context of this site, I'd appreciate it.

Thank you,

Angela French
Internet/Intranet Specialist
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

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