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From: Angela French
Date: Jun 30, 2017 1:48PM


Hello,
I have been web searching without luck to find which method has better screen reader support for identifying menus on a web page: using the html 5 <nav> element or using the ARIA attribute role="navigation" on say, a <div>. If I combine their use like <nav role="navigation">, Siteimprove tells me I'm being redundant. I suppose there are worse accessibility
"crimes" that being redundant?

Thanks,


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