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Re: CSS issue: Need control of what is perceived by which technologies

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:01:06 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA56Mj9v-5v9TwqmpJCM_nN_WmKOc34yD9_ctcBzsZx-g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Antony Kennedy <antony@silversquid.com>
Cc: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 2:58 AM, Antony Kennedy <antony@silversquid.com> wrote:
> Is this something that can be sensibly achieved with media queries?  @media
> not speech and  @media speech seem like they should work great here.
> However, the screen reader attaches to the output of the browser (what the
> browser sends via Operating System APIs) and not the browser itself, so when
> the browser is parsing the CSS it never understands to expose or not expose
> these pieces. aria attributes work correctly here though, so there must be a
> solution!

If this were true, then "speech" media would be completely useless.  I
believe browsers can tell when a page is being read by AT, and can
provide customized information for it.  (I could be wrong, though...)

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