Region Role

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A region (role) is assigned to the portion of the page which cannot be marked with landmark roles, or a section of a large page which is important to notify to the user. Along with the region (role) an accessible name should be provided for the container that holds it. An accessible name can be provided using aria-label property.

If the accessible name is not provided screen readers will announce “region start” and region end” without intimating which region is started and which region is ended. A region (role) is similar to a section tag of hTML 5.

<div role=”region” aria-label=”live status”>

When the above role and aria-label is used the screen reader will announce “Live status region start” and “Region end” which will provide a clear information for the screen reader user.

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