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Accessibility: transparency and links

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 17:41:04 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <019b01c10598$aeefbf00$44907bd5@btopenworld.com>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
I've read the thread: "Interaction with invisible elements"

I am a teacher, and my students have learning difficulties and cannot read*.
I am having a similar problem with transparency and links.

A testcase that clearly demonstrates the problem is here....
moving the mouse over the smaller icon will change the location or link.
This is a very confusing message and is severely limiting development of our
http://www.peepo.com/crap/lbv/ A more complex beta site that requires IE5.5,
javascript and cookies,
it demonstrates the potential for non-literate users to move linked images
to suit their interests.
It has been very well received by my students, unlike some other sites I
have designed.

It has been suggested that this 'may' be a CSS issue, and that I could raise
issue with www-styles@w3.org .

There is no immediate rush, but I would appreciate your attention to this
matter, and some comments on its likely development.

*similarly text readers are not particularly helpful, also SVG and imagemaps
are not ideal routes either....

jonathan chetwynd
IT teacher (LDD)
http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture directory
on the web"
Received on Friday, 6 July 2001 10:35:22 UTC

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