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Re: WCAG criterion failed when content can be read screen reader, when it shouldn't be?

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From: Bourne, Sarah (ITD)
Date: Dec 18, 2015 6:40AM


4.1.2 seems more likely to me. But I would consider this a failure of a functional requirement: some users are being shown content that is supposed to be hidden. You happened to notice it because a screen reader was picking it up, but there may other situations where this flaw is evident as well.

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Sarah E. Bourne
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Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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I am confused, 1.3.2 or 4.1.2? Both of them seems convincing to me though I am leaning towards 1.3.2 Meaningful sequence.

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Rakesh


On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 8:54 PM, Birkir R. Gunnarsson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 4.1.2 (name, role, value, and technically state also) If it should be
> hidden to all users, it should to be hidden to a screen reader user as
> well.
>
>
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> On 12/17/15, Robert Fentress < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> > Can anybody tell me what WCAG criterion would be failed if there was
> > content that was readable to a screen reader that shouldn't be, for
> > instance, if one dismisses a modal dialog, but it is still readable
> > by
> the
> > screen reader at the end of the page? Thanks.
> >
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