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How CSS is critical for accessibility

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 09:49:39 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199711031449.JAA26551@access2.digex.net>
To: w3c-wai-hc@w3.org (HC team)
to follow up on what Daniel Dardailler said:

> I realized after writing that reply that CSS is so important for the
> success of Web accessibily that any comment that is trying to improve
> the CSS spec may be labelled as accessibility related :-)

I think that the basis of this importance is a point worth
developing in more detail.  I could use some help understanding
your vision of the universal-technology web and how CSS delivers
it (understanding better).

I suspect that we want to pursue two strategies in parallel.  One
is to provide coverage for basic operability needs without
relying on stylsheets.  That should be covered in the markup
guidelines and browser guidelines.

The second is to provide alternate-media content that is styled
as artfully as the dominant screen medium.  To do this we can
exploit CSS to the fullest, and want to make sure the fullest
supports the alternate media this well.  That's the piece we are
dealing with here.

> But let's stick to that model. People on the WAI HC that wants to
> access the w3c-css-wg archives can do so at lists.w3.org.

I will try to be liberal in finding accessibility connections as
an excuse to cross-post, or post 'announce' mentions of issues that
went straight to CSS WG.

-- Al 
Received on Monday, 3 November 1997 09:49:56 UTC

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