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CSS accessibility problems: is markup dead?

From: Jim Byrne <j.byrne@gcal.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 15:33:03 +0100
To: W3c_Access <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B906DEAF.10DD6%j.byrne@gcal.ac.uk>
I have published a new article on the Making Connections Unit (MCU) Website
about access issues related to the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).  You
can find it here: http://www.mcu.org.uk/articles/cssaccessproblems.html

In this article: 

* How CSS is being used to mimic proper HTML tags.
* Why using standard HTML is still important.
* Why using cascading style sheets improperly can make Web pages less
accessible.

I am interested to hear your feedback. Of course I don't want to discourage
people from using CSS for presentation and layout, but I think it is worth
highlighting possible accessibility problems that may occur when using them.

If you have an article related to accessible Web design and would like to
publish it on the MCU Website, don't hesitate to get in touch.

All the best,
Jim

-- 
Jim Byrne Project Director, The Making Connections Unit, Glasgow Caledonian
University, Glasgow G4 OBA, 0141 331 3893

The Making Connections Unit provides guidance, information and services to
those who would like to ensure that the information they publish on the Web
is accessible to everyone.

Services: Website Accessibility Audits, Accessible Web design, Accessible
Website Management Training.

The Making Connections Unit: http://www.mcu.org.uk/
Scottish Disability Information Mailing list:
http://www.mcu.org.uk/mailinglists/
Received on Tuesday, 14 May 2002 10:33:40 GMT

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