Quick Tip: ARIA Menu Role

ARIA role="menu" is frequently used incorrectly. An ARIA menu is not a group of site navigation links displayed toward the top of a webpage. An ARIA menu is instead a widget that pops open a set of options, and is navigated with the arrow keys (not Tab key). Defining role="menu" on navigation that is not a true ARIA menu can break screen reader behavior.


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