contentinfo landmark: identifies admin content

Definition Website administrative content (e.g., copyright, contact, privacy info, etc., typically at the bottom of a web page) must be identified by using the contentinfo landmark.
  • The contentinfo landmark provides a way to identify administrative content, typically found at the bottom of each page in a website and referred to as footer information in publishing contexts.
  • The contentinfo landmark typically includes information and/or links to copyright, contact info, privacy policies and other general information found on all pages in the website.
  • HTML5 and ARIA Techniques (Required)
WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Landmarks
Scope Website
Target Resources [role="contentinfo"] and top-level footer element
  • footer
  • The footer element defines a contentinfo landmark, except when it is a descendant of any of the following elements: article, aside, main, nav or section.
  • If the footer element technique is not being used, a role="contentinfo" attribute on the container element for the administrative content can be used to define a contentinfo landmark.
  • In websites that support mashups using iframe or frame elements, a contentinfo landmark is allowed in each frame.
  • If the page is part of a website supporting mashups, use the aria-labelledby or aria-label attribute to differentiate possible contentinfo landmarks in each frame.
Manual Checks
  • Footers are a convention used on most web sites to provide copyright, contact, privacy and other types of adminstrative content.
  • The contentinfo landmark identifies the footer content on the page.
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