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Re: Hiding presntational text from a screen reader


Date: Mar 27, 2012 9:17AM

Thanks Jared,

I was thinking that it may be unnecessary aural clutter for a screen reader=
users. A sighted user needs to be able to associate the text with one of t=
he two images on the page whereas I was thinking a screen reader user would=
n't need to.=A0 Thinking about it further though it could be helpful to a s=
ighted screen reader user.


From: Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> > =

Sent: Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 14:59
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Hiding presntational text from a screen reader

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 6:34 AM, ALISTAIR DUGGIN
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Should I try and hide the 'Left:' and 'Right:' text from screen readers b=
y using aria-hidden=3D"true" or is this unnecessary?

I'd think that if you expect this content to be read and useful to any
users, then it's not really presentational at all and should not be