[Athen] ARIA attributes

Khoa Pham kpham at swccd.edu
Thu Apr 18 14:43:33 PDT 2019

Hi All,

I recently had a discussion with a vendor on the non-accessible areas of their product. One of the things that was discussed was their use ARIA roles and states. I use AXE as one my tools to test for accessibility and would often run into these errors:

* ARIA attributes must conform to valid names

* ARIA attributes must conform to valid values

* ARIA roles used must conform to valid values

I would check to make sure these errors are not false positives with the two sources below before notifying the vendor. Although they will look into these findings, I had mentioned that I have found similar errors in other products that seems to show made up ARIA roles, states, and values. Their response was it is acceptable to make up ARIA. This doesn't sound right and I've tried to search for anything to confirm this statement, but have come up empty handed. Can anyone please provide me with an answer?

* https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-1.1/

* https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices-1.1/

* https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Accessibility/ARIA/ARIA_Techniques

Thank you,
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