RE: simple test of screen reader support for CSS-generated text

Hi Gregory and Aaron,

I'm using Mozilla Firefox/ and this test appears to work.


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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Aaron Leventhal
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:54 PM
To: Gregory J. Rosmaita
Subject: Re: simple test of screen reader support for CSS-generated text

Firefox 2 & 3 currently fail with a screen reader.

At the moment the only generated content we expose to accessibility APIs 
is for list bullet text (e.g. list item numbering).
It's not a simple thing to do :before and :after, and for the moment 
we've deprioritized it until we see an actual use case.

- Aaron

Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
> aloha!
> i have placed a very simple test of the accessibility of CSS-generated
> content in www-archive -- the simple URI for the attachment is:
> explanatory text at:
> note that i have posted this to wai-xtech as it pertains to the work
> of several WAI WGs
> gregory.
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