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Re: Split Issue 30?

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:58:50 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3e5dtvmv9N7k4e-UnqvG25LByNVNDGStgakJFYd_renQQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, public-html@w3.org
On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 1:57 PM, Steve Faulkner
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> not wanting to get into the process argument, but wanting to clarify the
> technical.
>
> From my reading of the ARIA spec access to hidden content only relates to
> text strings for accessible name calculation:
>
>> Skip hidden elements unless the author specifies to use them via an
>> aria-labelledby or aria-describedby being used in the current computation.
>> By default, users of assistive technologies won't receive the hidden
>> information, but an author will be able to explicitly override that and
>> include the hidden text alternative as part of the label string sent to the
>> accessibility API.
>
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/roles#namecalculation

This is not the only thing the ARIA documents say about hidden content.

Please see:

    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Feb/0010.html

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Monday, 13 February 2012 20:59:18 UTC

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