Visually hidden

Use these helpers to visually hide elements but keep them accessible to assistive technologies.

Quick reference

ClassProperties
.visually-hiddenposition: absolute;
width: 1px;
height: 1px;
overflow: hidden;
.visually-hidden-focusableposition: absolute;
width: 1px;
height: 1px;
overflow: hidden;

Both visually-hidden and visually-hidden-focusable can also be used as mixins.

Basic usage

visually-hidden

Use visually-hidden to hide an element, but while still allowing it to be exposed to assistive technologies (such as screen readers)

Title for screen readers

<h2 class="visually-hidden">Title for screen readers</h2>

visually-hidden-focusable

Use .visually-hidden-focusable to visually hide an element by default, but to display it when it’s focused (e.g. by a keyboard-only user).

.visually-hidden-focusable can also be applied to a container–thanks to :focus-within, the container will be displayed when any child element of the container receives focus.

<a class="visually-hidden-focusable" href="#content">Skip to main content</a>
<div class="visually-hidden-focusable">A container with a <a href="#">focusable element</a>.</div>