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ARIA Practices Guide


This document provides readers with an understanding of how to use WAI-ARIA 1.2 [WAI-ARIA] to create accessible rich internet applications.
It describes considerations that might not be evident to most authors from the WAI-ARIA specification alone and recommends approaches to make widgets, navigation, and behaviors accessible using WAI-ARIA roles, states, and properties.
This document is directed primarily to Web application developers, but the guidance is also useful for user agent and assistive technology developers.

This document is part of the WAI-ARIA suite described in the WAI-ARIA Overview.

1. Introduction

This section is informative.

WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices is a guide for understanding how to use
WAI-ARIA 1.2 to create an accessible Rich Internet Application.
It provides guidance on the appropriate application of WAI-ARIA, describes recommended WAI-ARIA usage patterns, and explains concepts behind them.

Languages used to create rich and dynamic web sites, e.g., HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and SVG, do not natively include all the features required to make sites usable by people who use assistive technologies (AT) or who rely on keyboard navigation.
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