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


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Dec 18, 2015 8:53AM

I would think 1.3.1. If the item is in the DOM, then there may still be an accurate reading order for the content even though you can't see it. 4.1.2 is tempting, but the crux of the issue is that the visual presentation for the page isn't matching the information provided for assistive technology users, so I'm leaning toward 1.3.1. Just my opinion...


Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Accessibility


On 12/18/15, 10:37, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of Patrick H. Lauke" < <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

>On 18/12/2015 15:29, Robert Fentress wrote:
>> I tend to agree. I guess 4.1.2 would fail, since the aria-hidden property
>> is not set properly, but it seems like a bit of a stretch, for some reason.
>I'd tend more towards 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence, as 4.1.2 refers to
>"user interface components"; then again, if we're talking about a modal
>dialog, that would certainly be a user interface component - but if it's
>just some text that gets shown/hidden somehow, I wouldn't necessarily
>call it that...
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