[whatwg] [HTML5] Accessibility question

Dave Oneal dave_oneal at StaniCorp.com
Mon Mar 17 09:33:00 PDT 2008

I think the question is justified. It's the same as with the noscript  
tag. Depending on the javascript support, you'll see EITHER the  
contents of the script tag OR the contents of the noscript tag.  
Imagine you've got a highly interactive ajax application with drag and  
drop and everything else. I would like to place this "multimedia"  
(where multimedia doesn't necessary mean audio/video) content into a  
<view> tag and a more accessible version into a <noview> tag.

So it's not only about hiding extra accessibilty information from the  
screen, but also about hiding interactvie/... information from the  

Zitat von Nicholas Shanks <contact at nickshanks.com>:

> Paul is right, you can just use:
> @media (screen, print, handheld) { .foo { display: none; } }
> Since no screenreader i know of supports aural media you can't yet do
> it the other way around (default to none and show for aural)
> On 17 Mar 2008, at 2:08 am, 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?
>> Any thoughts?
>> -Nicholas
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> ? Nicholas Shanks.

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