Slides (with notes) of a talk I gave at the SEGAN Conference in Tallinn, Estonia a few weeks ago. The talk consisted of two parts: the actual talk, and a demonstration. The talk was handled by me, the demonstration by my colleague Rogier.
“Find Your Way to Oz” is a new Google Chrome Experiment brought to the web by Disney. It allows you to take an interactive journey through a Kansas circus, which leads you to the land of Oz after you are swept up by a massive storm.
The ARIA role main is intended to serve as an alternative to a “skip to main content” link, something especially helpful to users accessing a site by way of assistive tech or navigating by keyboard alone. It provides the browser (or the users’ assistive software) with a predictable landmark for the page’s primary content so that “skip to main content” functionality can be built into the browsing software, rather than being dependent on the developer adding a link at the top of the document.
Up to this point, HTML5 has lacked a functional equivalent to ARIA’s main, however—at least until the proposed <main> element came along.