[whatwg] [HTML5] Accessibility question

Charles McCathieNevile chaals at opera.com
Mon Mar 17 19:31:53 PDT 2008

On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 20:05:22 -0000, Simon Pieters <simonp at opera.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 18:17:19 +0100, Sam Kuper <sam.kuper at uclmail.net>  
> wrote:
>> On 16/03/2008, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>>> Could you elaborate more on what problem you are trying to solve?
>> I wonder if this <http://www.alistapart.com/articles/fir/> is one of the
>> problems to do with content for sighted/unsighted viewers it might be  
>> nice
>> to have a good solution to in HTML5?
> I think this is more of a problem with CSS, and one that is, AFAICT,  
> solved with CSS3 generated content (which is implemented in Opera,  
> although I have not tested it in Opera in combination with a screen  
> reader):
>     h1 { content:url(foo.png) }

It doesn't work with a screen reader in either Safari or Opera using  
VoiceOver - and I wouldn't expect it to until differentiating media types  
is reliably implemented. So this seems like an approach to avoid - the use  
of off-screen positioning is less harmful (if still not that great). If  
anyone wants a test case, let me know - I would expect that in Windows no  
screen reader will read the content either, but don't have a windows  
machine to test (although I need one - at least I have a handful of  
windows screen readers).



Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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