ARIA role hides focusable children Accessibility Checkpoint


An element with a role that hides child elements contains focusable child elements.


This element’s role marks child elements as presentational, which hides them from the accessibility tree, but some of these children are focusable, so they can be navigated to, but are not voiced in a screen reader. The role may either be specified by the role attribute or the implicit role based on the element. For example, a elements have an implicit role of link.

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level A and level AA checkpoints.

Change history

  • 6.41 Jul 2021 Improved detection.
  • 6.40 Jan 2021 Added.

This page describes a web site issue detected in HTML documents by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccAriaPresentationalChildrenFocusable