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RE: Ignore HTML elements in mobile devices

From: Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 23:55:11 +0000
To: Rodrigo Prestes Machado <rodrigo.prestes@gmail.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi Rodrigo

Referencing an image within a CSS style will be ignored by a screen reader.

If the image is not being referenced in a CSS style, an empty alt will suffice but make sure you utilise the alt attribute (alt="") or the image file name may be read-out.

Corey Collins
Adaptive Technologies Specialist
Student Life and Learning
University of the Sunshine Coast
Tel: +61 7 5456 5383 | Email: ccollins@usc.edu.au<mailto:ccollins@usc.edu.au> | Web: www.usc.edu.au<http://www.usc.edu.au>

From: Rodrigo Prestes Machado [mailto:rodrigo.prestes@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, 8 September 2014 9:18 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Ignore HTML elements in mobile devices

Dear Colleagues,

I'm new in accessibility, so, I'm sorry if my question is too basic. How can i ignore an element, for example, a image, in screen readers for mobile devices (VoiceOver or TalkBack). Sometimes we need to ignore element used just to style the page, so I need something similar tabindex="0" but for touch events.

Best regards,

Rodrigo Prestes Machado
Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia - Câmpus Porto Alegre
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