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This listing is a compilation of both questions asked in-site and questions related to accessibility themes gathered from different sources (stackoverflow, UX Stack Exchange).

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When does a screenreader read image alt text?

Please correct me if i am wrong, but usually screenreader navigation works by pressing tab key, and usually you do not have (or need) tab-able images.

Tags: 
  • html
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers

How can I make screen reader (esp using NVDA) not read an element when focused?

I am currently working on a highly accessible website. How can I make the screen reader not read the (1) associated labels, (2) not indicate if it is checked or not, to a focused checkbox?

Tags: 
  • html
  • css
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers
  • nvda

Assertive aria-live region not read by Voice Over on page load/form submit

Stackoverflow

I have an aria-live region on a role="alert" with the value "assertive" that is not being spoken on form submit.

Tags: 
  • accessibility
  • voiceover
  • screen-readers

How do screen readers read <abbr> tags?

Stackoverflow

I learned that the <abbr> tag is supposed to be interpreted by screen readers in a way that its title attribute would replace its content when read by a screen reade

Tags: 
  • html
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers
  • abbr

Differentiate between mouse "click" and screen reader "Press"

I'm make an accessible website menu and would like to differentiate between a mouse "Click" and a VoiceOver "Press" to open a submenu.

Tags: 
  • javascript
  • jquery
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers
  • voiceover

Accessibility of Hamburger Menu?

Stackoverflow

I am currently working on making a responsive website accessible and I wonder whether a blind person who opens the page on a smartphone will be able to open the hidden menu somehow, or if he/she "s

Tags: 
  • css
  • mobile
  • responsive-design
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers

Do screen readers treat SVG and raster images different?

Unlike a raster image (e.g. a PNG), a screen reader could in theory read and somewhat understand the content of an SVG file.

Tags: 
  • SVG
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers

With same navigation on 2 places in every page, one is in dropdown and again is in left sider bar will it create difficulties for screen reader user?

If i have same navigation on 2 places in every page , one is in dropdown and again is in left sider bar will it create difficulties for screen reader user?

Tags: 
  • css
  • xhtml
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers

Prevent background items from receiving focus while modal overlay is covering them?

Stackoverflow

I am working on making an overlay modal more accessible. It works essentially like this JSFiddle.

Tags: 
  • accessibility
  • wai-aria
  • voiceover
  • screen-readers
  • jaws-screen-reader

Is it possible to use javascript to detect if a screen reader is running on a users machine?

I want to detect whether a screen reader is running on a user's machine to avoid sound clashing with audio tag in html. If so, please provide details on how this could be done.

Tags: 
  • javascript
  • html
  • accessibility
  • screen-readers