ARIA: group role

The group role can be used for sets of UI feature not intended to be included in a page summary or table of contents by assistive technologies.


The group role can be used to form a logical collection of items in a widget, such as children in a tree widget forming a collection of siblings in a hierarchy. When used in the context of a listbox, the only children allowed are <option> elements. But, why not use a <select> or <option>?

Authors MAY nest group elements. If a section is significant enough to warrant inclusion in the web page's table of contents, the author SHOULD assign it a role of region or a standard landmark role.


Specification Status
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1
The definition of 'ARIA: group role' in that specification.
WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.2
The definition of 'group role' in that specification.
Working Draft

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