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RE: Invisible elements for additional link text

From: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:36:53 +0800
To: Christian Biggins <cbiggins@gmail.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8AFA77741B11DB47B24131F1E38227A9CAB0E4CB29@XCHG-MS1.ads.ecu.edu.au>
Hi Christian

I'm trying to figure out why they would make the additional information invisible.  It's not just about accessibility for screen reader users.  What was their rationale?


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Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons), MACS CT, AALIA(cs)
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From: Christian Biggins [cbiggins@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, 13 September 2012 12:03 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Invisible elements for additional link text

Hi Guys,

I requested one of our designers make our 'read more' links more descriptive to include things like 'read more about article title' and his response was to have;

'<span>Read More <span class="invisible">about topic title</span></span>'

I know that the WebAIM guys are ok with invisible text for adding additional information for descriptive technologies, I was wondering what everybody elses opinions were.

Reference; http://webaim.org/articles/gonewild/#hidden

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Christian Biggins


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