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Re: Hidden Items read out by Voiceover and Talkback

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From: James Nurthen
Date: Mar 26, 2015 2:40PM


VO certainly shouldn't read content which is hidden using display:none
although I have found a number of cases recently where it does. One of
these was even a <script> element where the JavaScript source was getting
read by voiceover.

I have a few bugs to log.....

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 6:31 AM, Patrick H. Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

> 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.
>
> https://github.com/twbs/bootstrap/pull/15755
> https://twitter.com/jitendravyas/status/562940090553733121
>
> 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).
>
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