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Re: hiding accessibility features

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 11:40:26 -0400
Message-ID: <003c01c1049f$a5de3940$2cf60141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Jamie Mackay" <Jamie.Mackay@mch.govt.nz>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
actually, the most acceptable way of doing this is to make your site
accessible and attractive by structuring it so that it doesn't need
"ugly" things.  For instance, if you set a page up so that links don't
have to be skipped you don't need a skip nav link.  if you do something
other than d for a link and make it nice looking like use the graphic in
it with a good alt tag you can still play nice.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jamie Mackay" <Jamie.Mackay@mch.govt.nz>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2001 12:50 AM
Subject: hiding accessibility features

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 11:39:45 UTC

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