ARIA is an amazing technology, it allows developers to add meaning to meaningless HTML or override meaning on HTML that is being repurposed and sometimes misused, so that users who rely upon the meaning of HTML, as implemented in browsers, can understand and interact with HTML User Interfaces successfully.
Whenever you are considering:
role=buttonconsider using a
<button>element, or the various other native HTML button types, instead.
role=link,consider using an
<a href>element instead.
role=option, consider using
role=radio, consider using
<input type="radio">elements instead.
role=textbox, consider using an
- and so on…
By using native HTML features, wherever practical, over custom HTML with bolt-on semantics and interaction behaviours, you will save yourselves and users a lot of grief and ensure that your User Interfaces work robustly across the largest number of devices, operating systems, input devices, browsers and assistive technologies.