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Programmatically associate abbreviations with their definitions

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Make sure the meaning of abbreviations and acronyms is conveyed to assistive technologies

Defining the expanded definition of abbreviations and acronyms is beneficial to all users, but making sure the definitions are reliably conveyed back to assistive technologies is just as important to provide a truly accessible experience. When simply providing the expanded definition of what an abbreviation or acronym stands for right after the occurrence just does not feel enough, relying on ARIA to programmatically associate the meaning is the next best thing.

To do so, simply make sure that the aria-describedby property is [...]

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