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Re: Clarification regarding live regions and hidden elements

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:57:13 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VkCG5nSqSz6c9s5zoVeivUtr5HSKSmJ8Swkp_2sQrrq_Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@levelaccess.com>
Cc: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
>
> If an element is meant to be explicitly hidden, should it remain an active
> live region regardless?


I don't believe it should, but this does not mean that its contents cannot
be referenced via aria-labelledby/describedby when hidden.



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Regards

SteveF
Current Standards Work @W3C
<http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2015/03/current-standards-work-at-w3c/>

On 19 August 2017 at 00:25, Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@levelaccess.com
> wrote:

> Hi,
> Today I was asked whether live regions are allowed on hidden elements, and
> I thought this was a simple no, but in looking at the spec and testing, it
> appears people's understanding of this is all over the map.
>
> E.G An element like a div that includes  CSS display:none or
> visibility:hidden, or the HTML5 hidden attribute, or even
> aria-hidden="true".
>
> If an element is meant to be explicitly hidden, should it remain an active
> live region regardless?
>
> Thanks,
> Bryan
>
>
> Bryan Garaventa
> Accessibility Fellow
> Level Access, Inc.
> Bryan.Garaventa@LevelAccess.com
> 415.624.2709 (o)
> www.LevelAccess.com
>
>
>
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