A type of live region whose content is advisory information for the user but is not important enough to justify an alert, often but not necessarily presented as a status bar.
Authors SHOULD ensure an element with role status does not receive focus as a result of change in status.
Status is a form of live region. If another part of the page controls what appears in the status, authors SHOULD make the relationship explicit with the aria-controls attribute.
Assistive technologies MAY reserve some cells of a Braille display to render the status.
Elements with the role status have an implicit aria-live value of polite and an implicit aria-atomic value of true.
Screen Reader Support For Role=Status
|Expectation||JAWS||Narrator||NVDA||Orca||TalkBack||VoiceOver (iOS)||VoiceOver (macOS)|
|MUST announce changes to the live region||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported|
|MUST convey the implicit aria-live value of polite by not interrupting the current announcement||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported|
|MUST convey the implicit aria-atomic value of true by announcing the entire region||supported||supported||none||supported||supported||supported||none||none||partial (1/2)||supported||supported|
|MAY convey its name and role as part of the live announcement if it has a name||partial||partial||none||partial||partial||partial||none||partial||partial||none||partial|
|MAY convey its name and role while navigating the page if it has a name||none||none||none||none||none||none||none||none||partial||none||supported|
The status role is used to provide advisory information to the user that isn’t important enough for an alert. A role of status has an implicit aria-live value of polite, but this doesn’t necessarily mean it will be announced to the user. Authors can use the aria-live property on the region to override how it’s usually handled by assistive technologies.
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Inherited States and Properties
- aria-busy (state)
- aria-current (state)
- aria-disabled (state)
- aria-expanded (state)
- aria-grabbed (state)
- aria-hidden (state)
- aria-invalid (state)
Implicit Value for Role
- Default for aria-live is polite.
- Default for aria-atomic is true.
No HTML element equivalent.