Status/Recommendation: Many of these can/should be used today.

  • Link to the spec
  • Use the following today to mark document sections:
  • The following roles require additional testing before I recommend their use: application, form and search. The application role definitely changes screen reader navigation behavior and so should not be used simply to provide a landmark. Form and search may also be implemented in such a way that they change behavior.
  • The following roles should be used no more than once per document or application: banner, main and contentinfo.
  • The following roles can used multiple times in a document: complementary and navigation.
  • Real world examples: