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Re: Table with hidden first column


From: R.U. Steinberg
Date: Oct 29, 2018 10:29AM

Aria-hidden is still counting the column although not announcing content
for NVDA and VoiceOver.

Another reason for doing this is the header row will always be counted as
row 1.

So if I am on a row marked 148, visually I am on that row but screenreader
will say I'm on row 149. The visual row number will always be off by one
row with screenreader.

On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 11:03 AM glen walker < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> An alternate solution is to *not* have a hidden column but rather
> aria-hidden text that you put in the first real column. So you'd have
> something like
> <td><span aria-hidden="true">1</span> fred</td>
> You could visually style the number any way you want and it would appear
> next to the employee name but not be read by a screen reader.
> I agree with Jared (and probably most people on this list) that, in
> general, any info that is good for visual users is also good for AT users
> and you don't want to hide it. But tables are kind of special since AT can
> read the row and column you are on without having a visual clue. By adding
> the visual clue, you then get repeated info for AT.
> I typically turn off the row/column numbers read by AT because I just want
> to hear the row/column headers.
> Glen
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