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RE: Style Detection?

From: Christian Ottosson <christian@ottosson.name>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 11:10:25 +0200
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To: www-style@w3.org

Adam van den Hoven <list@adamvandenhoven.com> wrote:

> The first is that you should NOT assume that assistive technology (AT)
> users will turn off style sheets. Jaws (and other screen readers) will
> read styled HTML just fine so many keep CSS enabled. Nor do they read
> your unstyled HTML, they read what the browser has rendered. 

<snip>
 
> The problem (and one that I haven't been able to resolve yet) is that
> your left column will be read inline with the main content.

This just sounds like a big bug in that program. As I understand it, for 
instance '@media screen' or 'media="screen"' should hide that stylesheet for 
audio browsers. That's what 'media' is all for. So report the bug instead of 
blaming the specification. :)


> For instance, one would
> reasonably expect that providing style sheets for "audio" or "tty" media
> types would be useful to AT users. 

Absolutely!
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