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Re: Embarrassing question - text isn't read but it's neither a control nor is it non-text content


From: Detlev Fischer
Date: Jan 27, 2023 3:27AM

I think this is clearly a 1.3.1 Info and Relationships issue: Info is
visually available, but not programmatically.

Am 27.01.2023 um 04:40 schrieb Kevin Prince:
> I've had the scenario a couple of times recently on Mobile Apps, often
> on only one platform where a section of text is not read or even found
> by the usual swiping/exploring motions. As the other platform reads it
> I can't call it out under 1.1.1 and it's not really 2.1.1 cos it's not
> a control that I can't reach. Clearly it entirely breaches the spirit
> of Principle 1 - Perceivable but not the detail of any obvious
> checkpoint. Is this a hole in WCAG? Or is my brain so frazzled by the
> joy or having just helped t run Deafblind New Zealand's second
> bi-annual conference that I can't see the wood for the trees.
> Summary.
> Paragraph of normal text following a heading.
> It's read by Voiceover but Talkback only finds the heading
> It's real text - VO reads it.
> It's not 1.1.1, it's not 1.3.1 cos it's not the relationships that are
> the issue, or any of the 1.4 checkpoints
> It's not 2.1 cos it's not operable - it's just text.
> TL;DR - it's clearly a bug and I wouldn't care but the customer
> insists on having a WCAG guideline is possible.
> Thank you all in advance.
> Kevin Prince
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> Christchurch
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