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Re: Proposals for review

From: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 12:14:45 +0100
Message-ID: <e2a28a920608290414n73fa6311v794547db93574b27@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Loretta Guarino Reid" <lguarino@adobe.com>
Cc: public-wcag-teamb@w3.org

On 29/08/06, Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com> wrote:
> LC-1109

The response to the commenter is contradictory. Positioning text
outside the visual viewport with CSS specifically targets screen
reader users and people whose user agent does not support CSS. The
response states:

"without burdening the user who reads the link in context with
repetitive information."

When a screen reader user reads text in context on a page using the
CSS technique for positioning text off-screen, the extra information
is announced to them. The second paragraph states that's particularly
bad for screen readers, yet the technique does exactly that.

Gez


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