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Re: ARIA roles in W3C specs to improve accessibility

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:51:22 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOk_reGy_Z3UtCs99AnjahjMBowjnchuGN4ygGz8crMiN6cuHQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Cc: "spec-prod@w3.org Prod" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Well...  Hmm. I will run that by the PFWG people.  I am not an expert on
ARIA semantics, despite my years of work with it.  Presumably they are.


On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org> wrote:

> On 19/04/2014 04:38 , Shane McCarron wrote:
>
>> However, there is one change that has been requested that I think people
>> *might* care about.  Some background:  ARIA roles include the role
>> "main" and "complementary".  The new HTML5 element "main" will have an
>> implied role of "main" once it is ratified.  In an accessible document,
>> the content that is the "main" content of the document should be
>> enclosed in an element with a role of "main".  Ancillary content, like
>> Appendices, should be enclosed in an element with a role of
>> "complementary".
>>
>
> The idea behind this is fine, but I don't think that appendices count as
> ancillary. The references are always there for one, and they often contain
> a lot of other useful information. If I were to make use of the the
> repurposability that semantics afford us in order to only look at the main
> content of a document (clearly a very useful use case) I would be very
> surprised if the the appendices didn't show up.
>
> --
> Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
>
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