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RE: Showing emphasis

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 15:50:05 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B7ADBBD@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Will Miller" <wmiller@adaptiveenvironments.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Will Smith wrote
Does anyone have any suggestions or opinions on how to accessibly show
emphasis in an HTML document? Is using a * generally considered a best
practice?  Are there good alternatives?
There are two elementsthat can be used:

I want to stress that something is <em>really</em> important...: the
word "really" would be rendered in italics by most browsers
<strong>Note:</strong> The following material is...: The word "Note" and
the colon will usually be rendered in boldface.

CSS can be used to change the visual presentation if the defaults don't
suit you.  

Some screen readers can be set to change pitch or voice when they
encounter bolded or italicized text.

Hope that helps.
Received on Wednesday, 12 January 2005 21:50:11 UTC

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