[whatwg] [HTML5] Accessibility question

Paul Waring pwaring at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 08:46:45 PDT 2008

On 17/03/2008, Nicholas C. Zakas <html at nczonline.net> 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?

Is there an example of something which you think should be seen by
screen readers but not by sighted users? Also, isn't this doing
something similar to what display : none does in CSS (browsers won't
render this content, but I presume screen readers will still read it


Paul Waring

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