WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

Re: Radio buttons using input tag, or aria radiogroup role?


From: Steve Faulkner
Date: Apr 26, 2017 1:59PM

On 26 April 2017 at 19:54, Jeremy Echols < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Is it true that Jaws itself does not need to know about specific HTML ARIA
> attributes?

In general, yes, the browser maps semantics to an accessibility API which
assistive tech can use to convey the information to users. AT don't see
ARIA attributes in these cases, they 'see' roles/states/properties from the
acc APIs

In some cases where legacy browsers don't convey the semantics correctly AT
hack around the lack of support by picking up info via the HTML DOM rather
than acc APIs.

This article may be helpful: Accessibility APIs: A Key To Web Accessibility



Current Standards Work @W3C