Before you dive into this month’s training resources, it’s helpful to know most people just need to know what ARIA is – not how it works. Our featured ARIA resource will cover what everyone should know about ARIA. Developers and people who edit HTML will want to get more familiar with ARIA by learning when and how to use it.
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Featured ARIA resources
This article covers ARIA basics everyone working with websites should know. Then, we get a little more advanced with an introduction to ARIA for people editing HTML. We end with some ARIA examples for developers.
Learn how to use WebAIM’s WAVE plugin to review ARIA instances on your web pages.
More ARIA articles
A comprehensive overview of ARIA.
An explanation of the tree view pattern, the keyboard functionality it should have, and what ARIA elements to use.
Real world example of a broken ARIA reference error.
Real world example of a broken ARIA menu error.
W3C’s ARIA authoring practices guide.
More ARIA videos
Review what ARIA is, the number one rule of ARIA, and examples of how incorrect ARIA impacts assistive technology users.
How to use WAVE to review ARIA and what some ARIA results mean.
ARIA result documentation
These are the WAVE results associated with ARIA. WAVE is a free tool you can use to check a page for accessibility issues.
What an ARIA menu is and how to fix a broken ARIA menu.
What an ARIA reference is and how to fix a broken ARIA reference.
What to do when there is an ARIA role, state, or property present.
What a live region is, why it matters, and how to review it.
What an ARIA button is, why it matters, and how to review it.
What ARIA description is, why it matters, and what it should be doing.
What ARIA expanded is, why it matters, and how to use it.
What ARIA hidden is, why it matters, and how to review it.
WWhat an ARIA label is, why it matters, and how to use it.
What an ARIA menu is, why it matters, and when to use them.
What an ARIA pop up is, why it matters, and how to review it.
What ARIA tabindex is, why it matters, and how to review it.
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