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Re: hiding accessibility features

From: Kelly Ford <kelly@kellford.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 06:27:58 -0400 (EDT)
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0107040623590.6593-100000@ns.shellworld.net>
If you used such a technique, how would you then make the information
available to the AT user who needs it?  Display:none means don't show this
and several screen readers and the technology they use to know what's on a
web page honor that setting.  In a few cases this isn't true but not
nearly enough to use such a technique safely in my opinion.


On Wed, 4 Jul 2001, Jamie Mackay wrote:

> I know we've had the discussion about why we should not make things
> disappear by having the same background and foreground colours, but what
> about using CSS {display:none} to 'hide' things like 'skip navigation'
> and 'D' links?
> Is this an acceptable way of adding accessibility features to a page
> without creating ugly distractions for sighted visitors?
> Jamie Mackay
Received on Wednesday, 4 July 2001 06:28:34 UTC

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