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no support for HTML landmarks

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:11:33 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+Vkvpyxs90Pv9oRygkU-qV8wQsSDxn9f_Xm0-OQGKrdRoQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: support@gwmicro.com
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Certain HTML 5 structural elements map to WAI-ARIA landmarks, the mapping
is exposed in Accessibility APIs in supporting browsers, for example in
Firefox:

<nav>  role=navigation
<aside> role=complementary
<section>  role=region (note HTML spec recommends only exposing section as
a region when it has an accessible name [1])
<footer>  element that is not a descendant of an article or
sectionelement.=contentinfo
<header> element that is not a descendant of an article or
sectionelement.=banner
<main> role=main

observed behaviour
when testing Window eyes 8.4 using this test page:
https://rawgithub.com/stevefaulkner/HTML5accessibility/master/tests/structural-elements.html

and navigating using the landmark key ; window eyes reports there are no
landmarks.

expected behaviour:

window eyes provides navigation and announces type of landmark and
accessible name if any (test page includes section element with an
aria-label)


[1]
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/dom.html#sec-implicit-aria-semantics
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Regards

SteveF
HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>
Received on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 10:12:47 UTC

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