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

From: david poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 09:31:25 -0400
Message-ID: <007c01c43da5$97500b00$6601a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "P.H.Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

yes, but then we get into the circle of how to present this possibility to a
user and if we are in some settings, this might not be achievable.  We need
to make the visibility favorability stronger in future work.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "P.H.Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
To: "david poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:20 AM
Subject: RE: "Blind for a Day" - visibility: hidden vs none

> A person who uses the mouse and enlarges the screen might
> want to click this
> link but not using the tab key and not having the link
> visible till it is
> tabbed to and using scroll bars rather than mouseing over
> links till perhaps
> they see one that would be usefull would never encounter a
> link that was
> only visible if tabbed to or moused over.

Interestingly enough, as soon as I sent you my last email, I
sort of came up with a similar possible scenario myself. Thanks
for the clear explanation.

In that case I would suggest (IMHO, of course) that this particular
user may be best served by selecting the "accessible" (as much as I
hate the word) stylesheet which makes everything visible (and, in
addition, could expand acronyms/abbreviations and write out all
accesskey definitions via CSS :before and :after). Sure, in an
ideal world the default style of a site should already do this, but
this more often than not clashes with aesthetic sensibilities of
designers and/or clients...

Patrick H. Lauke
Webmaster / University of Salford
Received on Wednesday, 19 May 2004 09:32:25 UTC

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