roles and attributes help screen readers
provide missing information about an element.
For these roles and attributes to make sense,
role supports a specific subset of
(see ARIA roles definitions).
Assistive technologies, like screen readers,
can't interpret ARIA attributes with invalid names.
Lighthouse reports ARIA attributes with invalid values:
Key Term: ARIA attributes let you modify the way HTML elements are represented to assitive technologies like screen readers. Learn more in this Introduction to ARIA.
How Lighthouse checks for invalid attribute values
Lighthouse uses the WAI ARIA specification: Definition of Roles to check accepted values for roles and attributes.
Lighthouse fails this audit,
when it finds an attribute with an invalid value.
In the example Lighthouse audit above,
aria-checked attribute is undefined,
when it should be either
The audit fails since the attribute has an invalid value.
How to check attribute values are valid
To check attribute values refer to the WAI ARIA Definition of Roles. Check the role definition that the attribute describes, and then check the values for that attribute.
For more information on this audit, see ARIA attributes must conform to valid values.
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