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Re: summary attribute compromise proposal

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 04:30:46 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80908042030o308cff72v502f59944b8be84f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
hi maciej,
saving you some work

using display:none  or visibility:hidden hides content from most screen
readers as well,
the usual technique for hiding content visually, but it still being
available to AT, is to position it off the screen to the left.

regards
Stevef

2009/8/4 Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

>
> On Aug 4, 2009, at 2:26 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>
>  Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>
>>> ...
>>> I believe existing AT will read the caption, text next to the table, or
>>> text associated via aria-describedby.
>>> ...
>>>
>>
>> Even if it's set to hidden via CSS?
>>
>
> It's my understanding that, yes, there are ways to hide content via CSS
> which will result in it still being presented by screen readers. I don't
> know which exact techniques work and which don't. I will do some experiments
> based on advice from colleagues.
>
> Regards,
> Maciej
>
>
>


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Steve Faulkner
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