role must be valid

Definition role attribute value must be a widget, section, landmark or live region role.
Purpose
  • Elements with role attributes describe the section of a document (i.e landmarks) and the types of interactive elements (i.e. widgets) to users of assistive technologies, especially screen reader users.
Required Yes for HTML4 Legacy Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Widgets/Scripting
Scope Element
Target Resources Elements with role attribute values
  • [role]
Techniques
  • Use ARIA landmark roles to describe the sections of a web page.
  • Use ARIA widget roles to describe interactive elements on a web page
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