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Re: "Blind for a Day" - visibility: hidden vs none

From: Paul Bohman <paulb@cc.usu.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 00:58:40 -0400
Message-ID: <40AAE980.1060408@cc.usu.edu>
To: Juan Ulloa <julloa@bcc.ctc.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

With relation to hiding content from sighted users, Juan Ulloa wrote:

> I usually hide my skip to content link through CSS and send the link off the
> screen. 
> 
> #skipnav{
> 	position: 			absolute;
> 	left: 			-1000px;
> 	width: 			990px;
> 	font-size:			1px; 
> 	line-height:		1;
> }
> 
> Here is an example page of where I used this:
> http://www.bcc.ctc.edu/catalog/ 
> 
> Hopefully this works on a screen reader. Let me know if it doesn't.

My response:

positioning the content to the left causes some irregularities in some 
browsers. I discuss a more robust technique at:

http://www.webaim.org/techniques/articles/hiddentext

It's a variation on the same concepts, but more broadly applicable 
across browsers and platforms.

-- 
Paul Bohman
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