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Re: Voiceover bugs for Web


From: Laurence Lewis
Date: Oct 25, 2021 2:51PM

The ios voiceover bug is known to Apple, and has been around for years. The
Text Role was invented by Apple to fix this exact purpose. It will likely
be around to stay and will most likely make it into the ARIA specification
at some point, and is safe to use now.

A common issue caused by this bug are links that include either an image
with alt text or a span with offscreen screen reader only text that informs
a link opens in a new tab placed inside the link. iOS / VoiceOver treats it
as two block elements.

Laurence Lewis
Accessibility Senior Specialist