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Re: hidden content for screen readers


From: Denis Boudreau
Date: May 17, 2011 6:51AM

Hi Adam,

Yes it does hide it for everybody. In a nutshell, screen readers do this because they tend to comply with the CSS recommendations that say that content set to "hidden" should be invisible to users.

Although, in this case, I'm not sure whether screen readers ignore it because of the width and height being set at 0, or because the overflow is set to hidden (I would tend to believe it's the latter, considering how SR behave with visibility: hidden).

Hoping this helps!


On 2011-05-17, at 8:14 AM, adam solomon wrote:

> This article on hidden
> content<http://www.alistapart.com/articles/now-you-see-me/>;indicates
> that height:0; width:0; overflow:hidden; will hide content from
> screen readers as well as sighted users. Can anyone out there verify this
> (that screen readers don't read such content), especially as regards Jaws
> 11?
> Thanks in advance.
> --
> adam solomon
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