ARIA: status role

The status role defines a live region containing advisory information for the user that is not important enough to be an alert.

Description

A status is a type of live region providing advisory information that is not important enough to justify an alert. It is often, but not necessarily, presented as a status bar.

As the content is not vital, do not give focus to the status when its content updates.

If another part of the page controls what appears in the status, make the relationship explicit with the aria-controls attribute on the controlling element (not on the status).

Elements with the role status have an implicit aria-live value of polite and an implicit aria-atomic value of true.

Associated WAI-ARIA roles, states, and properties

aria-atomic

Defines whether assistive technologies should present all, or only parts of, the changed region. Elements with the role status have an implicit aria-atomic value of true.

aria-live

Defines when assistive technology should inform the user of updates to content. Elements with the role status have an implicit aria-live value of polite, meaning screen readers will announce changes inside the log when the user is idle.

aria-label

Some screen readers announce the name of a status element before announcing the content of the status element. Including an aria-label provides a method for prefacing the visible content of a status element with text that is not displayed when a screen reader reads the content.

Specifications

Specification Status
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1
The definition of 'ARIA: status role' in that specification.
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