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RE: Ignore HTML elements in mobile devices

From: Oscar Cao <oscar.cao@live.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 11:03:30 +1000
Message-ID: <DUB405-EAS26636D69C16769B68FD78698CC10@phx.gbl>
To: Rodrigo Prestes Machado <rodrigo.prestes@gmail.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Rodrigo

You only need the tabindex if it's an interactive element and do not want users to be able to tab to it.
Hope that helps.


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From: Rodrigo Prestes Machado<mailto:rodrigo.prestes@gmail.com>
Sent: ‎8/‎09/‎2014 10:47 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Ignore HTML elements in mobile devices

Thanks Corey!

With a image, the alt=“” will be enough, but, do you know if we have a tabindex=“0” equivalente for touch events in ARIA?


Em 07/09/2014, à(s) 20:55, Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au> escreveu:

> 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.
> Thanks.
> Corey Collins
> Adaptive Technologies Specialist
> Student Life and Learning
> University of the Sunshine Coast
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> 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
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