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

From: Rowan Smith <rowan@absolutely.co.nz>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 14:26:51 +1300
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Hi there

We agonised over this for a government body as well ... in the end we went
for skip links in alt tags on invisible images, for the following reasons.

1. Some www search engines appear to de-list or penalise sites that use
invisible text the same colour as the background (possible spamming) and we
wanted to avoid that risk.
2. Didn't want to rely on <style="display:none"> because of browser support,
and we wanted to maintain design integrity as well as accessibility.

Learning on the job here, and I don't know if it's perfect but seems to work
fine. Interesting thread ... I'd be interested to hear other people's

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