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ARIA and W3C specs

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2018 09:10:10 -0400
To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
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On the call yesterday, Tzviya asked a great question about accessibility
markup and W3C specs. Namely, why weren't we adding aria[1] tags to the
HTML?

My shaky answer at the time was that ReSpec adds this sort of markup to
the spec automatically so authors don't have to worry about it. I just
checked to make sure that's true, and it is. ReSpec adds the following
aria tags:

aria-hidden, aria-labeledby, aria-controls, aria-haspopup,
aria-expanded, aria-label, aria-level, and aria-busy

Whether or not this is adequate for all accessibility needs is another
question, but ReSpec does seem to provide at least a basic set of aria
markup automatically.

-- manu

[1] https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Accessibility/ARIA

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