Screen readers use WAI-ARIA roles to determine what kind of content a layout holds. In Pega Platform, screen layouts have WAI-ARIA roles assigned by default, which improves the accessibility of your application.
By default, the largest area in the screen layout is designated as the main area. Depending on the type of the layout, the other areas might appear as in the following example:
The following table lists the areas in a screen layout (see Layouts), the corresponding auto-generated HTML tags, and the WAI-ARIA roles that are assigned to those areas by default.
|Area position||Auto-generated tag||WAI-ARIA role||Notes|
|Header||<header>||banner||Empty in theme Cosmos|
|Navigation||<aside>||complementary||Not consistent with WAI guidelines|
|Aside||<div>||none||Not consistent with WAI guidelines|
What to do next: Discover more about customizing the main area and applying WAI-ARIA roles to layouts in the following articles: