W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-aria@w3.org > August 2017

RE: Clarification regarding live regions and hidden elements

From: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@levelaccess.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:03:57 +0000
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BN6PR03MB2785E2739507D296AE3CD9DDF2840@BN6PR03MB2785.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
Thanks, that’s what I thought as well.

I can’t find anything in the spec that says this however, which makes it difficult for me to enter bugs against it.


Bryan Garaventa
Accessibility Fellow
Level Access, Inc.
Bryan.Garaventa@LevelAccess.com
415.624.2709 (o)
www.LevelAccess.com

From: Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:57 AM
To: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@levelaccess.com>
Cc: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Clarification regarding live regions and hidden elements

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.


--

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<mailto: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<mailto:Bryan.Garaventa@LevelAccess.com>
415.624.2709 (o)
www.LevelAccess.com<http://www.LevelAccess.com>


Received on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 17:04:22 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 22 August 2017 17:04:24 UTC