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Re: sample CSS for screen readers

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 09:27:30 -0600
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To: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
One example is that in browsers that can ignore CSS (through either design
or user option) CSS based spatial formatting can be eliminted.  Visual
button effects can also be created in style sheets, so people do not have
to use GIF images to create the effects.  A URL to an example follows:


The Trace Center may also have examples, contact Wendy Chisholm.


At 07:04 PM 3/16/98 -0800, Scott Luebking wrote:
>I'm not looking for the ACSS, but rather a CSS which will make
>a web page easier for a blind person using a screen reader.
>> Unfortunately I do not properly understand what you are seeking. If you
>> are referring to ACSS, then the only implementation of which I am aware is
>> T.V. Raman's Emacspeak in cooperation with the W3 browser. The latter
>> includes a default style sheet which specifies certain ACSS properties.
>> To avoid unnecessary misunderstanding, I would suggest that Emacspeak and
>> similar software, which interprets the markup together with audio style
>> sheets, should not be referred to as a "screen reader", since its function
>> is not to read the screen but rather to produce an audio representation of
>> the document. It constitutes an "audio formatter" in T.V. Raman's sense of
>> the term.
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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Champaign, IL 61820

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