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Re: Concern about ASP.NET validators and accessibility

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From: Karl Groves
Date: Nov 12, 2008 11:25AM


Addendum: Here's a much more comprehensive discussion of the topic:
http://juicystudio.com/article/screen-readers-display-none.php

Karl

> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto:webaim-forum-
> <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Karl Groves
> Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 1:19 PM
> To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'; <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Concern about ASP.NET validators and
> accessibility
>
> Display: none completely hides the content from everyone, including AT
> users.
> If it is being used for content which should be revealed to AT users, a
> different method (such as positioning offscreen) should be used.
>
> Karl
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto:webaim-forum-
> > <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 1:08 PM
> > To: <EMAIL REMOVED> ; <EMAIL REMOVED>
> > Subject: [WebAIM] Concern about ASP.NET validators and accessibility
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I need some insight into how screen readers handle the CSS property:
> > value for display:none. I some forms that use asp validation
> controls
> > and they hide their potential error messages from sighted users using
> > display:none. It is my understanding the most screen readers do not
> > read elements that use display:none. I noticed when I test my form
> > with
> > bad input that when it renders the error message, the source code
> still
> > shows a style of display:none. I'm not sure how it displays to me (a
> > sighted person) with display:none, but my big concern is with screen
> > reader users who may submit bad input. Do they hear the error
> message?
> >
> >
> >
> > Any assistance on this, especially from asp.net programmers would be
> > greatly appreciated.
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> >
> > Angela French
> >
> > Internet Specialist
> >
> > State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
> >
> > 360-704-4316
> >
> > http://www.checkoutacollege.com
> >
> > http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu
> >
> >
> >
> >