Appendix B.  WAI-ARIA

In Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, we covered considerable ground explaining the potential benefits of using HTML5’s new semantic elements for greater accessibility and portability of our pages. Yet, improved semantics alone is sometimes insufficient to make a sophisticated web application fully accessible.

In order to have the content and functionality of our pages as accessible as possible for our users, we need the boost that WAI-ARIA provides, extending what HTML5 (or any markup language) already does.

We’ll avoid going into an extensive discussion on WAI-ARIA here—that’s a topic that could fill many chapters—but we felt it was important to mention it here so that you’re aware of your options.

WAI-ARIA stands for Web Accessibility ...

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