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Do screen readers read hidden text? (was: RE: Accessibility of co mplex HTML forms)

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From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Jun 27, 2003 5:17AM


Terence wrote:

<snip>
> Most non sighted users these days will
> be using a screen reader with Internet Explorer, so probably
> scripting will be on ...
</snip>

This is a bit of a side issue. If a user is using a screen reader with IE,
will display: none hide text from the screen reader in the same way that it
hides it from view? How does IBM's Homepage Reader respond to display: none?

Jules


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