Add aria-current to the site nav
- Author Benjy Stanton
When browsing the main pages of this site (home, about, blog) the current page link changes style. This helps sighted users to tell which page they're on. But this feature is invisible to screen reader users. So I'm adding the
aria-current attribute to fix this.
As a screen reader user, I need to know which page I'm on when I'm using the navigation, so that I can find my way around the site.
The screen reader will announce "current page" when it reads out the label of the current page in the site navigation.
I've added the
aria-current="page" attribute to the current page link in the site nav.
<nav role="navigation"> <a aria-current="page" href="/">Home</a> <a href="/about/">About</a> <a href="/blog/">Blog</a> </nav>