With aria support enabled screen readers read href attribute of GridButtonColumn links if no text is defined
If anchor links of GridButtonColumn do not define a text links are still rendered and screen readers read their href attribute. Anchor links with no text could define an attribute area-hidden="true".
Posted on:30 Apr 2019 10:06
I am sharing here the possible workarounds that were discussed in the support thread:
To avoid this problem, using the ItemDataBound event, access and then check whether the anchor tag (LinkButton) has Text, and in case it does not, hide the link using the Visible property (to find out more about accessing controls, cells, and values check out the Accessing Cells and Rows article):