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Re: Hiding presntational text from a screen reader

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From: LĂ©onie Watson
Date: Mar 27, 2012 12:15PM


Alistair Duggin wrote:
"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 the
two images on the page whereas I was thinking a screen reader user wouldn't
need to.=A0 Thinking about it further though it could be helpful to a sight=
ed
screen reader user."

If the information is there, a screen reader user doesn't have to
listen to it. If it isn't there, there is no choice but to miss out. I
blogged about screen readers, text descriptions and emotion rich images a
while back. Here in case it's helpful:
http://tink.co.uk/2011/06/text-descriptions-emotion-rich-images/ =



L=E9onie.
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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 the
two images on the page whereas I was thinking a screen reader user wouldn't
need to.=A0 Thinking about it further though it could be helpful to a sight=
ed
screen reader user.

Al










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
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On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 6:34 AM, ALISTAIR DUGGIN
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> Should I try and hide the 'Left:' and 'Right:' text from screen readers by
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 hidden.

Jared
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