This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

The aural CSS media type is used for devices that have speech output capabilities.

Note: This media type has been deprecated in favor of speech.


The aural CSS media type—which has been deprecated in favor of the speech media type—was used to specify a block of CSS that applied only when the content is being presented using a speech synthesis device.

@media aural {
  /* speech-specific styles here */

Updating existing CSS to use the speech media type should be as simple as replacing aural with speech.


Basic example

@media aural {
  body { voice-family: Paul }


Specification Status Comment
CSS Level 2 (Revision 2)
The definition of 'aural' in that specification.
Deprecated Initial definition.

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