||Verify that the use of the
aria-flowto attribute supports the intended reading order of content on the page.
- The reading order of content on the page can, in some cases, be made easier to understand by users of assistive technology with the use of
- By default the reading order used by assisitive technologies is the same as the DOM ordering of content.
- When the DOM order of content is interspersed with unrelated content,
aria-flowto can be used to keep related content together. For example a multi-column newspaper where an article spans several columns,
aria-flowto can be used to make it look like one continuous column to assistive technology.
aria-flowto reorganizes the content by changing the order of how the content is represented in accessibility Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) used by operating systems to communicate to screen readers.
HTML4 Legacy Techniques
HTML5 and ARIA Techniques
|WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)
aria-flowto attribute value contains a sequence of
idrefs that changes the reading order of content on the page as rendered by assistive technologies.
aria-flowto changes reading order to assistive technologies, it is important to read the page with a screen reader to verify the content affected by the
aria-flowto places related information in the proper sequence.