The accessible name for table cells in a grid includes content hidden using aria-hidden=true

Confirmed Issue #2325751 • Assigned to Bogdan B.

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Apr 10, 2015
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go to http://s.codepen.io/stevef/debug/WbjxyY
Interact with content using JAWS
The down arrow symbol is announced even though it is marked as hidden:
<span aria-hidden="true">▼</span>

Looking at the accessibility tree with an object inspection tool it can be seen that the down arrow symbol contained in span with aria-hidden=true is included as part of the accessible name in IE.

In Chrome it is not, this is the correct behaviour as per the ARIA accessible name calculation.
http://rawgit.com/w3c/aria/master/accname-aam/accname-aam.html#mapping_additional_nd

Expected Results:

The content in an element with aria-hidden=true must not be included as part of the accessible name (unless explicitly referenced using aria-labelledby)

Actual Results:

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Christian F.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Amit J.”

      Changed Assigned To to “David F.”

      Changed Assigned To from “David F.” to “Cynthia S.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Cynthia S.” to “IE S.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Won’t fix”

      Changed Assigned To to “Brett H.”

      Changed Status from “Won’t fix”

      Changed Assigned To from “Brett H.” to “Cynthia S.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Cynthia S.” to “IE S.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “IE S.” to “Cynthia S.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Cynthia S.” to “Kurt C.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Kurt C.” to “Bogdan B.”

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