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ARIA explained

Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA): often regarded as dark magic and very hard to understand. But is it? Let us demystify ARIA for you, explain how ARIA works and how to use it properly. So you can help people using assistive technology understand and operate your website better.

Let’s dive into this topic that is especially interesting for the frontend developers amongst you. As you may know, ARIA defines attributes you can add to an HTML element, to give extra information to assistive technology like a screen reader.

Sometimes it seems that developers are somewhat afraid of ARIA or see it as something that is unnecessary to incorporate in their code. We’d like to change that. Because you know how to use ARIA, it is an extremely effective way to make a web project accessible.

In this course you will learn about:

  • what ARIA means and how ARIA works;
  • when you need to use ARIA and when not;
  • ARIA roles and properties and values;
  • the accessibility tree;
  • how to use ARIA for interaction and dynamic changes;
  • how to give feedback to screen reader users in, for example, forms;
  • And how to do your research, to find the right components.

So, are you ready to embrace ARIA and to make your web projects even more accessible? Then enrol in this course right away!

We highly recommend you to follow the course Accessible code first. Then the lessons in this course will make a lot more sense. You can also purchase The accessible development bundle as it will consists of both aforementioned courses (and two more!)

Meet your trainer

Rian Rietveld

Rian Rietveld is an authority in the field of web accessibility. For many years now, she has performed accessibility audits and shared her knowledge and skills by providing training for developers, website owners, and website editors.

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