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Re: screen reader support for <nav> vs role="navigation"

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From: Andrews, David B (DEED)
Date: Jun 30, 2017 2:04PM


You are only supposed to use ARIA when nothing else will make it work. If you can do it in html5 then that is the preferred approach!

Dave



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Subject: [WebAIM] screen reader support for <nav> vs role="navigation"

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
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Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
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