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Re: Accessibility barrier?

From: Melinda Morris-Black <melinda@ink.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 10:36:36 -0500
Message-ID: <396F3384.A5D684C7@ink.org>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
CC: Accessibility Listserve <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Several on the list suggest I work to change the policy of how bills are
displayed. While I support that idea, that's really not under my
jurisdiction. I communicate with our state ADA coordinator, so I can advise
or counsel for change. I'm a developer by day, policy crusader by night!

Thanks to Kynn for the practical tip. I'll pass it on to my development team
to test in our situation. It may work as temporary solution until state
policy catches up.

--
Regards,

MELINDA MORRIS-BLACK
Information Architect
Information Networks of Kansas
FON: (785) 296-5143
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FAX: (785) 296-5563
melinda@ink.org


Kynn Bartlett wrote:

> This is a tricky problem, because, of course, if you use CSS just for
> the strikethrough, then when the page "degrades gracefully" on the
> older browsers, that part of the information will get lost.
>
> Here's what I suggest, although it's a bit of work.
>
> Instead of this:
>
>     <style type="text/css">
>     <!--
>       .struckout { text-decoration: line-through; }
>     -->
>     </style>
>     ...
>     This is the <span class="struckout">old</span> way to do it.
>
> Try this:
>
>     <style type="text/css">
>     <!--
>       .struckout { text-decoration: line-through; }
>       .strucknote { display: none; }
>     -->
>     </style>
>     ...
>     This is the <span class="strucknote">Begin Strike</span><span
>     class="struckout">newer</span><span class="strucknote">End
>     Strike</span> way to do it.
>
> It's not overly elegant -- it's hack -- but at the current time, hacks
> are proving to be quite useful for the short term.
>
> --Kynn
> --
> --
> Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
> http://www.kynn.com/
Received on Friday, 14 July 2000 11:33:45 GMT

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