An Introduction to ARIA States

Hey friends! Today’s blog post comes to you from my Patreon folks’ poll. It’s a follow up from one of my previous posts about Demystifying ARIA . ARIA can be utterly mysterious and daunting, but it’s handy. One of my favorite ways to use it is to co…

Hey friends! Today’s blog post comes to you from my Patreon folks' poll. It’s a follow up from one of my previous posts about Demystifying ARIA . ARIA can be utterly mysterious and daunting, but it’s handy. One of my favorite ways to use it is to communicate state to screen readers. I’m seeing a positive trend in the a11y community. Instead of using classes to style elements, a11y folks are styling by using ARIA attributes in the CSS. This helps enforce accessibility standards and prevent people from cheating accessibility. The attributes I’ll be going over today are aria-expanded , hidden , aria-hidden , and aria-current . The aria-expanded attribute aria-expanded is one of the few aria attributes that does not have an HTML5 equivalent. Please tweet me if I am wrong, but at the…
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