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

From: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:06:27 -0800
To: "'Mitchell Evan'" <mtchllvn@gmail.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000d01d009de$616764a0$24362de0$@whatsock.com>
I’d recommend not using aria-hidden if you are already using display:none, for the same reason that you should not use role=link on a link, or role=button on a button, because all are already accessible and natively supported by ATs without these.

 

From: Mitchell Evan [mailto:mtchllvn@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 4:43 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: How important is aria-hidden, when already hidden with CSS?

 

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?

 

@mitchellrevan
Received on Thursday, 27 November 2014 01:06:53 UTC

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