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Re: Hidden Items read out by Voiceover and Talkback


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Mar 26, 2015 7:31AM

On 26/03/2015 13:25, Robert Fentress wrote:
> I haven't played around with this much, but here is a post from Roger
> Johansson that suggests visibility:hidden, in addition to
> display:none, may sometimes also be necessary.
> http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/201205/hiding_visible_content_from_screen_readers_with_aria-hidden/
> Following the link trail further back, you see a Gez Lemon post that
> spells out the details. That piece is from 2007 and focuses on JAWS
> and Window-Eyes, so I don't know how relevant it is to VO on iOS, but
> worth taking a look at, maybe.
> http://juicystudio.com/article/screen-readers-display-none.php

I tested this recently (at least the display:none not being enough and
visibility:hidden also being required) in recent Window-Eyes version,
and it seems that's an antiquated bug that's been fixed.


I still suspect that the original problem here is something far simpler
(correct CSS not actually being applied correctly), but until we can get
confirmation (via remote debugging/inspection of the actual code in
question), there's not much more we can try to do here... (particularly
as it doesn't seem to be a reproducible problem).

Patrick H. Lauke

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