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April 18, 2017 at 7:04 am #307296morriscountynj
Another accessibility issue I’m trying to fix is the lack of aria-labels on various tags. The two I’m particularly looking to fix are:
primary and secondary navigation, and
multiple widgets (in <aside> tags)
Is there a way to add an aria-label to the two navigations? I suppose it would be something like: if this is a primary nav, add aria-label=”main navigation”, if not, add aria-label=”secondary navigation”, or the like. I feel like there might be a way to do this via hooks, but I’m not sure? Any ideas?
Do you also have any insights into adding aria-label to widgets? If you use widgets in different places throughout a side, they get put in <aside> tags, so you’ll have a bunch of un-labeled <aside>s. I’d love to be able to add aria-label=”search” or aria-label=”archives” or something like that to my widgets.GeneratePress 1.3.46GP Premium 1.2.96April 18, 2017 at 11:19 am #307401TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Can you link me to any information on adding aria labels to these kinds of elements?
Currently it’s not possible, but I have something in the works where you’d be able to add any HTML attribute to any element. Won’t be for a few releases though.April 18, 2017 at 11:21 am #307402morriscountynj
Sure, scroll down to the examples on this page (they’re written for HTML4 elements but you’ll see what I mean): https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/Using_ARIA_landmarks_to_identify_regions_of_a_pageApril 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm #307514TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I’m mostly seeing suggestions to add role=”x” to elements, which isn’t suggested anymore (and make HTML invalid).
Adding aria- labels is interesting. Once I create this new system to add HTML attributes, it will be possible 🙂
Thanks!April 19, 2017 at 5:33 am #307636morriscountynj
It is right? The main concern is if you have multiple HTML5 elements such as <nav>, <header>, or <aside>, it’s helpful to add the label to tell them apart. If you only have one <nav> then it’s not really an issue, from my understanding.April 19, 2017 at 9:45 am #307758TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperMarch 22, 2018 at 8:30 am #526459morriscountynj
Hi again! I’m creating a new site in GP and am cycling back to this aria-label (or aria-labelled by) issue.
By default, there’s no label on the main and secondary nav, as well as any of the asides, such as footer widgets.
Do you know if there’s a way to programmatically add this maybe via GP hooks?
Ideally it would look something like this:
<nav itemtype="http://schema.org/SiteNavigationElement" itemscope="itemscope" id="site-navigation" class="main-navigation" aria-label="Site Navigation">
<aside id="text-2" class="widget inner-padding widget_text" aria-label="Contact Information">March 22, 2018 at 8:29 pm #527218TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
We haven’t implemented the system I mentioned above that would allow you to add attributes to the element unfortunately. It is something we have planned for this year – hopefully in GP 2.2.March 23, 2018 at 6:01 am #527792morriscountynj
that sounds great. i won’t wait til then to launch but will certainly be on the lookout for the update!!July 12, 2019 at 5:39 pm #956388Jacky
May I know if there is an update on adding aria-label to various elements? Thank you.
JackyJuly 13, 2019 at 7:55 am #956859TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
We played with a filter system that would allow you to add your own attributes to any element, but it wasn’t great when it came to performance so we didn’t move forward with it.
It’s still something we’d like to do, but we need to make sure whatever we do maintains the level of speed we’re used to.July 24, 2019 at 12:01 pm #966284Jacky
Accessibility is becoming a big thing for education sites. Elementor Pro allows me to add the attributes to individual sections. May I know how do I add ARIA attributes to the menus in the generatepress theme? I don’t mind sacrifice speed for accessibility if the performance is not that terrible. Maybe you can allow us to turn the filter system on or off? Thank you.
JackyJuly 24, 2019 at 5:45 pm #966439TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperJuly 24, 2019 at 7:49 pm #966508Jacky
Yes the nav element and specifically the chevron in the navigation menu. Thank you for looking into this.
JackyJuly 25, 2019 at 9:09 am #967107TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
We should be able to add an aria-label to the navigation as long as you’re using our schema system. Feel free to open a topic if you need help with that.
As for the chevron, that’s likely an element we wouldn’t add the filterable classes to even if we did implement it. What kind of label would you add to it?
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