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Re: Seamless Accessibility (was Re: your mail)

From: LBehrens <LBehrens@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 04:11:29 -0700
Message-ID: <35655D61.4E4FA39A@worldnet.att.net>
To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Liam Quinn wrote:
> 
> ... D-links are obtrusive because they tell the non-visual user 
> that he or she is viewing a visual page ... they should only be 
> rendered when the user requests more information on how the page 
> looks visually (as with the "*" key command in Lynx).
> 

Larry Behrens requests:

Many of us are admittedly new to both the list and the finer points of 
accessibiility.  Could you somehow rephrase the above (for those of us 
who are logically impaired <G>). I thought the purpose of the D-link 
IS so that those who want a verbal description can get one. (?)

Are you opining that the D-links themselves should only appear on
request, rather than being a constant reminder that *there's more*?
If so (and I can agree with that concept), do you have a suggestion on 
how that might best be done on a page?

Thanks for any clarifications, from any sources.

Regards, Larry Behrens
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