Landmark Regions

What are Landmark Regions?

Many designers, developers and people browsing the web are not familiar with ARIA landmark regions, but they are a powerful way to make web pages more accessible by identifying the layout and organization of a page for users of screen readers who cannot see the graphical rendering.

Some HTML elements such as ‘main’, ‘nav’, ‘aside’, ‘header’ and ‘footer’ define landmark regions automatically. Because of these automatic definitions, it is important for web designers and developers to understand how to create and use landmark regions to ensure they are meaningful and useful to users of screen readers.

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