Implement the aria-virtualcontent attribute. This attribute will allow web developers to signal to assistive technologies (ATs) that more content will be revealed if the user scrolls the page.

Motivation

The purpose of aria-virtualcontent is to enable screen readers to experiment with solutions to make virtualized content accessible. Without this, an "infinite feed" - such as Twitter's that loads more new content every time the user scrolls to the bottom of the page - is poorly accessible. The content loaded once we reach the bottom of the page - called virtualized content - remains mostly inaccessible for assistive technology users. Web developers currently don't have a clear way to avoid this problem - thus this proposal.

Status in Chromium

Blink>Accessibility


No active development (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

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Last updated on 2021-01-26