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Re: "invisible" alternate links: accessible?

From: Kathleen Anderson <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 14:59:46 -0400
Message-ID: <00fe01c0016a$d1fdb480$e924f79f@STATE.CT.US>
To: "Zachary Mutrux" <zacm@etr.org>, "WAI" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Consider this scenario:
a sighted user, navigating with the keyboard only,
using the Tab key to move around the page.
They will tab to and stop on the 'invisible' links.

Kathleen Anderson, Webmaster
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----- Original Message -----
From: Zachary Mutrux <zacm@etr.org>
To: WAI <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2000 1:59 PM
Subject: "invisible" alternate links: accessible?

> Ahoy the WAI IG:
> What do you think about making certain text the same color as the page
> background, if it is intended for users of text-only browsers? I have done
> this with alternate text navigation links, which appear at the bottom of
> each page in a site I'm working on. My reasoning is that they pose an
> unnecessary visual distraction for sighted users, but their color poses no
> barrier to users with impaired vision.
> I'd be interested to hear what others think of this practice.
> zm
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