Add Semantic Styling to the Current Page of a Navigation Item with aria-current

Lindsey Kopacz
InstructorLindsey Kopacz

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In this lesson, we are going to use aria-current to give a screen reader user more context about what the current page is. Historically, many developers use an .active class to indicate that the page in a menu is the same that you're on.

Instead of using a class, we are going to use the aria-current attribute to add more semantic value to the HTML and use that attribute to style the active link.

Note: VoiceOver testing works best on the Native Safari Browser, hence why we should always use Safari to test.

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