Bug 136071 - AX: elements with aria-hidden="true" are still read by VoiceOver on OS X
Summary: AX: elements with aria-hidden="true" are still read by VoiceOver on OS X
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Accessibility (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: Mac (Intel) Unspecified
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Keywords: InRadar
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-08-19 08:05 PDT by Michael Bailey
Modified: 2014-09-09 09:26 PDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Example page with aria-hidden (153 bytes, text/html)
2014-08-19 08:05 PDT, Michael Bailey
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Description Michael Bailey 2014-08-19 08:05:52 PDT
Created attachment 236813 [details]
Example page with aria-hidden

In Safari 8.0 (10600.1.8) on OS X Yosemite, VoiceOver will navigate to and read elements that have the aria-hidden="true" attribute set. 

In the attached HTML page, press control+option+shift+down to focus the HTML content area, and then press the down arrow to navigate through the elements. VoiceOver reading both the normal h1 element and the p element marked with aria-hidden="true".

On iOS (7.1.2 and 8.0 beta 5), using horizontal swipes to move from element to element reads the h1, but skips the p with aria-hidden="true". I believe this is the intended behavior.
Comment 1 Radar WebKit Bug Importer 2014-08-19 08:06:13 PDT
Comment 2 chris fleizach 2014-09-09 09:26:33 PDT
I am on the latest developer seed of Yosemite, and I do not see this behavior. VoiceOver is not able to reach this element and if I use accessibility inspector, I only see one child of the Web area (the heading)

Maybe this resolved itself in the meantime?