Latest Update: The state of hidden content support in 2016
At the start of 2012 I published results on the state of HTML5
hidden attribute support and
aria-hidden attribute support. Based on the results, advice was provided on the best methods to hide content from some or all users.
A recent tweet has prompted a re-examination of support for these attributes in some popular browsers, screen readers and operating systems.
— Thierry (@thierrykoblentz) November 26, 2013
support landscape is no longer depressing
aria-hidden=trueon visible content is now uniformly supported across a range of popular browsers, screen readers and OS’s
- The HTML5
hiddenattribute is now supported in all major browsers.
aria-hidden=falseon hidden (via
hiddenattribute or CSS
display:none) content is supported in some browser/AT/OS combinations.
detailed results and test cases:
Screen reader support for hidden content – November 2013
Note: in the latest tests, the Window Window Eyes screen reader was not tested, if anybody has access to it or other AT and would like to provide data from the tests cases, drop me a line.