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Re: Display: none

From: Lloyd Rasmussen <lras@loc.gov>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 13:31:19 -0500
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Why do you find it necessary to make text into a graphic?  If people 
attempt to magnify the web page or change the color scheme, it won't scale.

And although I use Window-Eyes instead of JAWS, I think I remember 
discussion on this list that indicated that JAWS would not present content 
if it was not declared to be visible.

At 12:58 PM 3/14/2006, you wrote:
>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 
>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 methodology?
>Many thanks in advance of any help anyone can offer,
>Kind regards.
>Mike Costello
>Senior Developer
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Lloyd Rasmussen, Senior Staff Engineer
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