[whatwg] [HTML5] Accessibility question

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sun Mar 16 18:36:17 PDT 2008

On Sun, 16 Mar 2008, Nicholas C. Zakas wrote:
> I know the topic has come up a few times, but I'm still wondering if 
> HTML 5 should provide some sort of logic around content that should not 
> be displayed by browsers but should be read by screen readers. Perhaps a 
> "noview" boolean attribute on each element could be used to tell UAs not 
> to render the content but to report it to screen readers? Or maybe a 
> <noview/> element could be used to surround content that shouldn't be 
> displayed but should be accessible to screen readers?

Wouldn't hiding content from sighted viewers hurt accessibility for 
sighted viewers?

Could you elaborate more on what problem you are trying to solve?

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