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


From: Léonie Watson
Date: May 26, 2022 1:53AM

When I looked into this back in 2015, the only browser not to support
exposing content generated using the before/after selectors as part of
the accessible name for links, was IE. Otherwise all browsers on all
platforms with the common screen readers on each platform did.

Note: the test case linked from that post has disappeared. I'll restore
it as soon as I have a few minutes.


On 26/05/2022 00:51, Bryan Garaventa via WebAIM-Forum wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
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> Hi,
> 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?
> Thanks.
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