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Re: Accessibility barrier?

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2000 13:23:15 -0400
Message-ID: <3971EF83.2F5C0258@clark.net>
To: Philip Ramsey <jamaican@colis.com>
CC: Melinda Morris-Black <melinda@ink.org>, Accessibility Listserve <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
upper case will not work for many screen readers either.

Philip Ramsey wrote:
> 
> 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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