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ARIA role values must be assigned valid values. Role values must be appropriately written, correlate to existing ARIA role values, and not be abstract roles in order to correctly display the element’s purpose.

Assistive technologies do not read elements with erroneous ARIA role values as intended by the developer.

When screen readers and other assistive devices do not know the function of each element on a web page, they are unable to interact with or communicate the function to the user. When a role value is invalid, an element’s characteristics, properties, and ways of transmitting information to and/or from the user can be communicated via assistive technologies.

What this Accessibility Rule Checks

Examines each element containing the WAI-ARIA role property to check that its value is valid.

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