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Re: How to indicate <strike> text


From: Sean Curtis
Date: May 30, 2015 4:40PM

Hi Todd,

The <strike> element has been deprecated in favour of a <del> element for removed text, or a span one if the line-through is purely presentational. See this MDN page for more info: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/strike

As for getting AT to read <ins> and <del> elements well, I know Paul J Adam has done lots of testing for this, and has a great page on his blog explaining his findings: http://pauljadam.com/demos/css-line-through-del-ins-accessibility.html



> On 31 May 2015, at 7:42 am, Weissenberger, Todd M < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Sorry if this has been discussed here before:
> My developers recently asked about <strike>/<s> text, as used to reflect changes in evolving documents. I tested a few JAWS and NVDA on a few different browsers, but the stri fcken text was always vocalized by the AT.
> Any good suggestions on how best to indicate that a span of text has been removed, and that another span of text is its replacement?
> Example:
> <p>The project will be overseen by <strike>IT Services</strike> the Applications group.</p>
> Thanks,
> Todd
> T.M. Weissenberger
> Web Accessibility Coordinator
> Information Technology Services
> University of Iowa
> 319-384-3323
> > > >