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Blinking and scrolling text

From: Nir Dagan <nir.dagan@econ.upf.es>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 02:07:47 GMT
Message-Id: <199804241711.TAA06449@darwin.upf.es>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
There are valid (HTML and CSS -wise) methods of producing 
blinking and scrolling text that the guidelines 
do not refer to their accessibility features:

1. Using animated GIF images.
Seems accessible to non visual media as the alt 
text is static. 

2. Using CSS with the property 
 {text-decoration: blink}

Seems accessible, assuming that users of 
screen readers do not use the stylesheet defined for screen
medium, but the one for aural (if available).


Nir Dagan                            
Assistant Professor of Economics      
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Barcelona (Spain)

email: dagan@upf.es
Website: http://www.econ.upf.es/%7Edagan/
Received on Friday, 24 April 1998 13:06:09 UTC

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