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Re: off topic at a tangent(formally Commercial Realities and Accessibility (was: Are Small Text buttons level 2 compliant)

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 12:30:34 -0400 (EDT)
To: Paul Davis <paul@ten-20.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0009281225170.29106-100000@tux.w3.org>
Paul,

You could add a class to those sections (<span class="ww">the get out
bit</span> or <p class="ww">a wholoe paragraph</p> in HTML) along with a
style that makes those things red, or loud, or whatever (according to the
media used).

Alternatively you could emphasise them (<p>some <em>get out
stuff</em></p>) since the em element has a default rendering in most
systems. If you wanted to you could put a class attribute on the em element
(<em class="ww">). Either way, you could provide a style for the element that
made it red, or in a squeaky voice, or whatever.

This question should be answered in the Techniques for Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines - http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS - since it is
about how to meet checkpoint 2.2 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

cheers

Charles McCathieNevile

On Thu, 28 Sep 2000, Paul Davis wrote:

[snip]  
  Another question. Recently I wrote an article on the AOL/ NFB issue, I then 
  highlighted the get out clauses in red. This posed us a problem of how to 
  convey that these sentences are in red, without affecting the visual 
  versions' readability. I am sure this is elementary stuff, err, any 
  suggestions?
  
  smiles
  Paul Davis
  www.ten-20.com The UK portal site for disabled people and associated 
  professionals.
  

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