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Re: Hiding Legends


From: Dean Hamack
Date: Oct 15, 2008 5:10PM

> Dean, Jukka Korpela has been writing about and contributing to web
> accessibility forums and list-serves since back when Netscape 3 ruled the
> world. Far from being new, he is one of the pioneers in the field, and a
> long-time contributor to this and other lists. A quick check of the W3C
> WAI-IG list shows he first posted there in February 2002, and was already
> well acquainted with adaptive technology and web accessibility then while
> working as a senior advisor to the Finnish Information Society Development
> Centre:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2002JanMar/0999.html

Sorry, I just assumed since he clearly hadn't read the article on hiding
things accessibly on the WebAim site, he was new. My mistake.

As far as the other questions, I think I answered those already. If a
designer gives you a comp that shows a header in a non-common font, you
create a background image out of it, hide the text header for blind users,
and use the background image for sighted users. Why would this be any
different with legends?

In the current form I'm working on, the fieldset and legend aren't even
really necessary. So I'm figuring this out more for future use than anything