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Guideline 9.8 - linkgroups_hide

From: Robinson, Jude <J.Robinson@nature.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 17:11:01 -0000
Message-ID: <125F7834E11A5741A7D79412EE3504F90EC1AAE1@UK1APPS2.nature.com>
To: "'public-comments-wcag20@w3.org'" <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>

Hello there - a comment on the WCAG 2.0 Working Draft:

Under guideline 9.8:

http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-HTML-TECHS-20041119/#linkgroups_hide

"Do not hide the skip link using the display property; either display:none
or display:hidden. Screen readers will not speak text with display:none and
sometimes will not speak text with display:hidden."

"hidden" is not a correct value for the CSS "display" property. Presume that
"visibility:hidden" was the intended CSS, like so:

"Do not hide the skip link using the display property; either display:none
or visibility:hidden. Screen readers will not speak text with display:none
and sometimes will not speak text with visibility:hidden."

However, this is incorrect - JAWS screenreader (latest version - v5.10,
default install) *does* speak text with display:none and visibility:hidden.

Suggest that text is changed to read:

"Do not hide the skip link using the display property; either display:none
or visibility:hidden. Some screen readers will not speak text with
display:none and sometimes will not speak text with visibility:hidden."

Regards,
Jude Robinson.



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