College Code: 0070, NU Code: 5301, EIIN: 114747
Make expand/collapse controls accessible Be sure to add aria-expanded to the control element. This attribute explicitly defines the current state of the collapsible element to screen readers and similar assistive technologies. If the collapsible element is closed by default, it should have a value of aria-expanded="false". If you've set the collapsible element to be open by default using the in class, set aria-expanded="true" on the control instead.1
The plugin will automatically toggle this attribute based on whether or not the collapsible element has been opened or closed. Additionally, if your control element is targeting a single collapsible element – i.e. the data-target attribute is pointing to an id selector – you may add an additional aria-controls attribute to the control element, containing the id of the collapsible element. Modern screen readers and similar assistive technologies make use of this attribute to provide users with additional shortcuts to navigate directly to the collapsible element itself.