WEB CONTENT TIP: How to Emphasize Content for the Visually-Impaired

Hispanic blind man with disability. Visually impaired man using Digital Assistant and Ease of Access functions on mobile phone, voice typing to smartphone

To highlight a message directed only to screen reader users who are visually-impaired, you can hide the message from visual users by using CSS to place the message off the left side of the screen:


<span style=”position:absolute; left:-1000px;”>Attention! Message Text Here.</span>

<span style=”position:absolute; left:-1000px;”>Please Note! Message Text Here.</span>


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