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From: Angela French
Date: Jun 30, 2017 3:54PM


Thanks all!

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Birkir R. Gunnarsson
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] screen reader support for <nav> vs role="navigation"

It works on IE11 with Jaws 18 (latest update).


On 6/30/17, Angela French < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hmmm, this site says that even IE 9 supports <nav> .
> https://html5test.com/compare/browser/ie-10/chrome-45/edge.mobile-13/f
> irefox-45.html
>
> Am I confusing browser support with screen reader support?
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Léonie Watson [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 1:36 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List; Angela French
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] screen reader support for <nav> vs role="navigation"
>
> The information on html5accessibility.com is accurate. You only need
> to apply the roles explicitly if you need to support IE. If you don't,
> then you can just use the relevant HTML elements.
>
> Léonie.
> On 30/06/2017 20:48, Angela French wrote:
>> 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
>> 360-704-4316
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