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Re: Fw: putting reader text in hidden <div> tags / adding pauses

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 19:37:20 -0500
Message-Id: <200112020028.TAA1623354@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Rand, Robert" <RandR@SEC.GOV>
At 10:07 AM 2001-12-01 , David Poehlman wrote:
>
>The original senders address was not available but I thought this a
>worthy question to toss out.
>

The original poster is  "Rand, Robert" <RandR@SEC.GOV>

The original post and a few replies can be browsed starting at [long URL
warning]

<http://trace.wisc.edu:8080/guest/archives/BASR-L/basr-l.0111/threads.html#
00006>http://trace.wisc.edu:8080/guest/archives/BASR-L/basr-l.0111/threads.
html#00006

Robert, you can find responses that passed through the WAI-IG list starting at

<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig>http://lists.w3.org/Archive
s/Public/w3c-wai-ig/

Al


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-basr-l@trace.wisc.edu
>[<mailto:owner-basr-l@trace.wisc.edu%5DOn>mailto:owner-basr-l@trace.wisc.ed
u]On
>> Behalf Of Rand, Robert
> Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 9:01 AM
>> To: 'basr-l@trace.wisc.edu'
> Subject: putting reader text in hidden <div> tags / adding pauses
>
>Hi, I'm a web developer for a federal agency website and a newcomer to
>this
>list. We are experimenting with adding text for for screen readers to
>our
> home page and index pages that is hidden from the visual browser window
>with
> the following coding:
>
><div style="display:none;">reader text goes here. . . .</div>
>
>I have verified that Netscape 4.7, Explorer 5, and Opera 5.12 won't show
>the
>hidden text visually but that IBM Home Page Reader will read the text.
>We
>haven't yet tested the coding with JAWS.
> Is anyone else using this coding or can someone recommend another
>approach?
>
> What prompted this experimentation was that in conversation with some
>of
>our
> staff using screen readers, we discovered that our home page, with 70+
>links, is overwhelming. Visually the organization is clear, but the
>screen
>reader simply reads all the links one after the other without the
>benefit
>of
>identifying main link headings. We want to add a more explanatory menu
>for
>screen readers with just the main links to our important index pages,
>uncluttered by secondary links that they would find on the second level
>index pages anyway.
>
> Second question is: has anyone had success with adding coding that
>provides
>a pause for screen readers between lists of links? Is that important?
>
>Thanks in advance for any help.
><snipped>
>
> Bob Rand, Web developer
> Securities and Exchange Commission
>  
Received on Saturday, 1 December 2001 19:28:56 GMT

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