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RE: question about the draft:

From: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 00:40:23 -0500
To: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, "'David Poehlman'" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BD239DE0C12F453AAF732F4453F89C1D@T60>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> Yeah right now the visual-media style sheet just makes the 
> issues red with a red border around them.

That doesn't work well for color-blind people either. The red border will
look very similar to the black borders and rules used elsewhere in the

> I can have a script or something insert asterisks before each 
> issue if that would help, and then have the style sheet hide 
> them for CSS-enabled users. Would that work? Or would making 
> the asterisks disappear from the screen rendering affect the 
> speech output?
> I wish screen readers supported "@media speech" and CSS.

How about prefixing them these notes with a white-on-red "TODO:" (using
something like display: run-in)? I think that would solve the accessibility
issues pretty easily, and it would even clarify things for people without
vision issues.

- Brian
Received on Tuesday, 5 August 2008 05:41:04 UTC

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