Users who rely on a screen reader will only be able to access the content that we make available to them. If we choose to hide content from them they will miss out on it and won't be able to benefit from it as sighted users will. If the content is worth putting on our sites or apps all users should be able to access it. This is the same for any text formatting that provides important information.

WCAG 1.3.1: Info and Relationships Opens in a new window


  • All text should be read by the screen reader.
  • Striked-through text, such as prices, should be read as such.


Price was $150, price is now $99 per night


  • Screen readers do not read all symbols by default, however users can choose to change these settings. Because of this, visually hidden text should only be added when the symbol is essential to the understanding.