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Re: "invisible" alternate links: accessible?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2000 16:11:27 -0700
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To: Zachary Mutrux <zacm@etr.org>
Cc: WAI <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 12:20 PM 8/8/2000 , Zachary Mutrux wrote:
>     DP: "I'd say it is a discriminatory proactice."
>What, hiding links with color--or using tiny images as links?  Against whom
>does it discriminate, as long as everyone who visits the site gets the same

I agree that it's not discriminatory -- as you say, the ultimate
test is "is there access to the content?"  I don't think this is
the best way to enable that access to the content, and I think you
need to watch out that your solution doesn't introduce additional
problems for other people.

I see web page accessibility problems as "hurdles" that are placed
before a web user, perhaps in a racing lane if I want to stretch
this metaphor.  You need to make sure that if you remove a hurdle,
you're actually taking it off the track entirely -- instead of
just kicking it over into someone else's lane.

Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                       http://kynn.com/
Director of Accessibility, Edapta                  http://www.edapta.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet      http://www.idyllmtn.com/
AWARE Center Director                         http://www.awarecenter.org/
Blueprint for Single-A WCAG Accessibility      http://kynn.com/+blueprint
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