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Strike-through Text


From: David Ashleydale
Date: Mar 27, 2013 6:11PM


Have any of you ever come across an accessible solution for text with a
strike-through effect applied to it? I just saw an implementation that used
"text-decoration: line-through" in the CSS, but JAWS 14 just reads the text
as if nothing is different about it at all.

And I think that <strike> and <s> are deprecated in HTML 4.

Would this need to be shored up for screen reading software with some
hidden text explaining that the words are struck out?

The example of this is a page that has a fee for something, but the fee is
struck out and the word "Free!" is placed after it. The page author wants
to show that there used to be a fee, but now it's free.

David Ashleydale