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ARIA Landmark role support tests - 21/11/2011

Software used for testing

Notes for Table 1

Table 1 Landmark role test results
ARIA Role Expected or Suggested Behaviour JAWS 9 JAWS 10 JAWS 11/12/13 NVDA 2011.2 VoiceOver on OSx Lion Voiceover (iPhone 4 and iPad 2) ChromeVox on Chrome OS Window Eyes 7.5
[application] A region declared as a web application, as opposed to a web document. landmark announced + keyboard/touch navigation not supported not supported "application landmark" not supported "Entering / Leaving application landmark" "landmark start/end" "application" not supported
[banner] A region that contains the primary heading or Web site title. Most of the content of a banner is site-oriented, rather than being page-specific. Site-oriented content typically includes things such as the logo of the site sponsor, the main heading for the page, and site-specific search tool. Typically this appears at the top of the page spanning the full width. landmark announced + keyboard/touch navigation "banner landmark"

note: no keyboard support

"banner landmark" "banner landmark" "banner landmark" "Entering / Leaving banner landmark" "landmark start/end" "banner" not supported
[complementary] Any section of the document that supports but is separable from the main content, but is meaningful on its own even when separated from it landmark announced + keyboard/touch navigation not supported "complementary landmark" "complementary landmark" "complementary landmark" "Entering / Leaving complementary landmark" "landmark start/end" "complementary" not supported
[contentinfo] Meta information which applies to the first immediate ancestor whose role is not presentation. In the context of the page this would apply to a section or the page of which it is the child. For example, footnotes, copyrights, links to privacy statements, etc. would belong here. landmark announced + keyboard/touch navigation "content info landmark"

note: no keyboard support

"contentinfo landmark" "contentinfo landmark" "contentinfo landmark" "Entering / Leaving content landmark" "landmark start/end" "contentinfo" not supported
[form] A landmark region that contains a collection of items and objects that, as a whole, combine to create a form. landmark announced + keyboard/touch navigation not supported not supported "form landmark" not supported not supported not supported "form" not supported
[main] Main content in a document. This marks the content that is directly related to or expands upon the central topic of the page. landmark announced + keyboard/touch navigation "main landmark"

note: no keyboard support

"main landmark" "main landmark" "main landmark" "Entering / Leaving main landmark" "landmark start/end" "main" not supported
[navigation] A collection of links suitable for use when navigating the document or related documents. landmark announced + keyboard/touch navigation "navigation landmark"

note: no keyboard support

"navigation landmark" "navigation landmark" "navigation landmark" "Entering / Leaving naviagtion landmark" "landmark start/end" "navigation" not supported
[search] The search tool of a web document. This is typically a form used to submit search requests about the site or to a more general Internet search service. landmark announced + keyboard/touch navigation "search landmark"

note: no keyboard support

"search landmark" "search landmark" "search landmark" "Entering / Leaving search landmark" "landmark start/end" "search" not supported

References

Author: steve faulkner The Paciello Group
contact: sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com

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Updated: 21/11/2011