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ARIA: What, Why and When

This page explains a few ARIA tags that can greatly enhance accessibility, usability and navigability for screen reader and screen magnification users. It also illustrates the ease with which accessibility can be incorporated into both new and legacy pages.

Tag Descriptions and Examples


ARIA roles may be used for the following functions:

  • Convey Web Page Structure:
    • Identification of page regions.
    • Provide navigational landmarks.
  • Identify Elements, Objects and Widgets.
  • Define Page Element Function/Purpose.