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[Techs] CSS and invisible labels for forms

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 15:48:45 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A03318109@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
>From the IRC log of the 1 September tech call :
 
<blockquote>
15:45:40 [wendy] = needed labels for field but didn't want to use visual
lable.
15:45:45 [wendy] = jim uses title.
15:45:51 [wendy] = in css could use display:hidden
15:46:36 [wendy] = action: propose techniques, add issue for invisble
labels for forms
</blockquote>
 
Cautionary note: is it a good idea to develop/recommend a CSS technique
that depends on the screen reader picking up content that isn't supposed
to be displayed? A "future" technique that used display:hidden plus an
@media: reader might be interesting, on the other hand...
 
John
"Good design is accessible design." 
John Slatin, Ph.D.
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