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RE: Creating custom landmarks

From: Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:15:31 +0000
To: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <46739F12637CC94E82F75FF874E4A14707080F6F@chimbx4.ad.uillinois.edu>
Landmarks can have labels using aria-label or aria-labelledby attributes:



If you have more than one landmark role of the same type you should use labels to identify and describe the sections 

Good design should have both landmarks and headings.


-----Original Message-----
From: Devarshi Pant [mailto:devarshipant@gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2011 2:07 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Creating custom landmarks

HI -- I believe you only have a set of pre-defined roles to play with, and these are especially helpful when you have a design that agrees with the design these roles were supposed to work with. I see your point though - as an example consider a complex website with three distinct navigation menus with a make believe roles list of Banner, Main, Navigation Sales, Navigation Engineering, Navigation Advertising, Content Info, etc.
Roles may help some screen reader users, but again, if you have a well thought out heading structure, landmark roles may not be necessary, as a proper heading structure helps everyone. When you say your site is long and complex, does it have headers before *complicated sections*?

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