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Re: What's The State Of Support For Screen Readers And CSS-generated Content?


From: Bryan Garaventa
Date: May 25, 2022 5:51PM

I'm not sure about the best way to keep up with this, but CSS content has been supported now for several years that I am aware of.

This is part of the W3C AccName spec, and it is directly added to the accessibility tree within Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.

This is why screen readers pick it up. Visual ARIA uses this technique to display all discovered ARIA roles and attributes on the page.

All the best,

Bryan Garaventa
Principal Accessibility Architect
Level Access, Inc.
415.624.2709 (o)

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I just ran across some CSS-generated content that I could read in Chrome with JAWS and NVDA. That's what prompted the question of the subject of this message. How are things with this, and what is the best way to keep up with such things so I can avoid giving bad advice?


Jim H

=========Jim Homme
Senior Digital Accessibility Consultant
Bender Consulting Services
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