Although the epub:type attribute is similar in nature to the roleattribute [html], the attributes serve different purposes. The values of theepub:type attribute do not enhance access through assistive technologies likescreen readers as they do not map to the accessibility APIs used by these technologies. Thismeans that adding epub:type values to semantically neutral elements like [html]div and span does not make them any more accessible to assistive technologies. Only ARIAroles influence how assistive technologies understand such elements.
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