Screen Reader Text

Since, WordPress sites and almost all of the website developed and available till now, which are made from any languages or means, will be viewed by all of the users either who are capable of viewing it properly or not. So, we might need to make the WordPress sites as well as other sites visible to all of the users, you may need to add the Screen Reader Text CSS code for better viewing the site by all of the visitors regardless of the hardware, software, or any sensory or physical impairment. So, here we will be providing the CSS code for the screen reader text for better visibility of the website, which is provided below:

.screen-reader-text {
clip: rect(1px, 1px, 1px, 1px);
position: absolute !important;
height: 1px;
width: 1px;
overflow: hidden;

What the above provided CSS code does is, it will just clip the text written inside its class and is not view-able by the user, but, still exists there. This can help the disabled user to your site, to navigate to the exact place more easily via this technique as it is not removed at all from the site. The image below shows the site while this class is added in it:


From the above image, we can see that, nothing is shown in the site at all, which is inside this class. But, if the CSS class is not defined or applied for the screen reader text, then, the site will look like this one:


From the above image, we can see that, if the screen reader text CSS class is not added, then, all of the text will be shown, so, we can say that it is not hiding from the site at all, and can be accessed by the disabled users to your site properly to navigate.

Importance Of Screen Reader Text CSS

Since, if we add the CSS code like display none or visibility hidden, then, this may not be visible by all of the users visiting your site, ie, your site may not be accessibility ready. So, you may need to mark some of the text to have the screen reader text CSS code for better accessibility of your site, which are more important than the others parts in your site for better navigation, to the users who visits your site.

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Bishal Napit

Bishal Napit is a WordPress theme developer from Tansen, Palpa, with a passion to learn more on WordPress.

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