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

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 15:07:33 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VnMU54bHGc4VVzoGwn2nCK=XTJriMqE7hWJC6BsfpR6FA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mitchell Evan <mtchllvn@gmail.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
these results from last year may be helpful:
of the SR's tested chromewvox is the only one that relied solely on the DOM
(though has changed as DOM is apparently too limiting as an accessibility
API) On the other end is VoiceOver that does not interpret the DOM directly
at all.

Screen reader support for hidden content
http://www.html5accessibility.com/tests/hidden2013.html

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Regards

SteveF
HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>

On 27 November 2014 at 00:42, Mitchell Evan <mtchllvn@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
>
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