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Re: Accessibility barrier?

From: Philip Ramsey <jamaican@colis.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2000 09:16:24 -0400
Message-ID: <3971B5A8.2041073B@colis.com>
To: Melinda Morris-Black <melinda@ink.org>
CC: Accessibility Listserve <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Melinda and Charles,

In the case of legislature bills where the text must not change,
have you considered using cap lock as IN ALL UPPER CASE? I know
in internet speak this is equal to shouting. I was going to
suggest using italics or underline but chances are italics and
underline will be used in other areas of the same bills, while
using different color text will not appear in b&w browsers or
will not make any difference to the visually impaired.

Philip

Melinda Morris-Black wrote:
> 
> Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> 
> <snip>
> 
> > My approach would be to use the del element and a style sheet, and use the
> > style sheet to hide the comments "The following text is struck out" and "end
> > struck text" or something similar. (How do they think strike through text
> > comes out on a phone browser anyway?)
> 
> I wanted to clarify my earlier post. I realized that the term "bill" is vague.
> These are bills presented in the State Legislature as proposed statutes or
> changes to existing statutes. As the bill changes in committee, the changes are
> shown using strike through text.
> 
> I'll have to investigate the addition of comments within the text of the bill.
> Bills have assigned line numbers that must not shift, so adding text could
> possibly impact the linebreaks. There are revisor "rules" about what can and
> cannot be done to the formatting of bills that are outside my control.
> 
> This issue will impact other states as well, so if anyone sees a good solution,
> please feel free to share. Thanks for the comments so far.
> 
> This is a case of old world meets brave new world head on...
> 
> --
> Regards,
> 
> MELINDA MORRIS-BLACK
> Information Architect
> Information Networks of Kansas
> FON: (785) 296-5143
> PCS: (785) 550-7345
> FAX: (785) 296-5563
> melinda@ink.org

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