ARIA Serious?

Presented at 4:00pm in Standley II Lab on Thursday, November 17, 2016.



  • Eric Eggert, Knowbility

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format:
  • Expertise Level: Expert
  • Type of session: General Conference


Everyone uses ARIA – the web should therefor be much more accessible, right? Unfortunately there are many misunderstandings in its use.


This presentation will show examples and considerations when using ARIA and show common pitfalls when implementing widgets.


  1. when not to use ARIA
  2. when to use ARIA
  3. how to use ARIA correctly

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mobility, Other, Vision

Topic Areas

Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Eric Eggert

Eric works with Knowbility to make the web more accessible for people with disabilities and easier to use for everyone. His assignments include being a fellow at W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative where he helped to write guidance for developers and tools for people testing websites.

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