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simone callan
simone callan
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Css deep dive - typography - icon fonts and screen readers (accessability)

Hi, Looking at icon fonts it seems screenreaders don't handle the unicode character (which renders the icon) very well - having experimented with Jaws it appears that they just read out the first character.

How should this best be handled so that a screenreader reads out something meaningful to the user?

Thanks, SImone

Doesn't always do the trick but try

[data-icon]:before {
speak:none; /*Let me know if that works I have read about it but never implemented... */

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