Comments received on the WAI-ARIA 1.0 Recommendation cannot result in changes to this version of the specification, but may be addressed in errata or future versions of WAI-ARIA.The Working Group may not make formal responses to comments but future work undertaken by the Working Group may address comments received on this document.This document is part of the This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at This is the WAI-ARIA 1.0 W3C Recommendation from the Protocols & Formats Working Group of the Web Accessibility Initiative.This enhances the functionality and interoperability of the Web.
This document has been reviewed by 's role in making the Recommendation is to draw attention to the specification and to promote its widespread deployment.
This specification provides an ontology of roles, states, and properties that define accessible user interface elements and can be used to improve the accessibility and interoperability of web content and applications.
These semantics are designed to allow an author to properly convey user interface behaviors and structural information to assistive technologies in document-level markup.
Please check the errata for any errors or issues reported since publication.
This document is also available as multiple pages, with separate pages for each section. Copyright © 2008-2014 # Accessibility of web content requires semantic information about widgets, structures, and behaviors, in order to allow assistive technologies to convey appropriate information to persons with disabilities.
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