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RE: Display: none

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 10:05:31 -0800
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my data on this topic:


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[mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Mike Costello
	Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 12:58 PM
	To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
	Subject: Display: none
	I was just wondering what peoples thoughts were on the use of
the css property "display: none" to provide content to screen readers
that's hidden from visual browsers.
	The context that I was planning to use this, was to hide h1 text
titles from visual browsers by using the display: none property to hide
them and replacing them with graphical titles displayed using the css
background property.
	So for example;
	<h1><span class="hidethis">This is my title</span></h1>   
	h1 {
	    background: url("images/this_is_my_title.gif");
	    width: 150px;
	    height: 20px;
	.hidethis {
	    display: none;
	My belief is that this would render the graphical image of the
title in visual browsers like Internet Explorer etc. and the text h1
title in screen readers and browsers with CSS turned off. I'm I correct
in making this assumption? What are people's opinion on this
	Many thanks in advance of any help anyone can offer,

	Kind regards.
	Mike Costello
	Senior Developer

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