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How important is aria-hidden, when already hidden with CSS?

From: Mitchell Evan <mtchllvn@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:42:38 -0800
Message-ID: <CAK=xW6sbx3j2=Ldx4VhBjCs=M1nbLbGySfJ7eskhQijiKHr5KQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I have content with CSS display:none; visibility:hidden. The WAI-ARIA spec says
add aria-hidden, to ensure support support for assistive technologies (AT)
that access the DOM directly.

For practical accessibility: which AT accesses the DOM directly?

For conformance: is the CSS alone enough to meet WCAG success criteria?

Received on Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:43:25 UTC

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