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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Oct 29, 2018 8:45AM


> Would role="presentation" work?

Role presentation does not hide content from screen readers but instead hides the semantic meaning behind the information -- basically just exposing the text and not the structure.

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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Table with hidden first column

Would role="presentation" work?

Just out of interest, could it cause confusion if you hide some visual information from screenreaders if, for example, a screenreader user is collaborating with someone who can see the screen?

On 29/10/2018, R.U. Steinberg < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I have a table where visually I want to display a first column with
> row numbers. At the same time, I want to hide that column from screen readers.
> I don’t even want screen readers to announce it in its count of the
> number of columns. Is there a method that will work for JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver?
>
> JAWS likes aria-hidden=“true” but not other screen readers.
>
> https://codepen.io/rusteinberg/pen/MPRrQE
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >