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Re: How best to code "hidden" headings?


From: ben morrison
Date: Jan 27, 2009 4:10PM

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 5:58 PM, Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 8:50 AM, Jens Meiert < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Two cents, literally: WebAIM itself once published a technique that's
>> considered accessible [1] – however these techniques do collide with
>> guidelines from a few search engines [2,3].
> Though there is no indication that this particular technique actually
> results in any search engine issues. It is used on many web sites,
> including our own, that enjoy very good search engine rankings.
> This approach should only be used in places where it is truly
> necessary. For the most part, the only time you would want to provide
> content for screen reader users but not other sighted users is when
> there is content that is clearly available visually, but that may not
> be apparent to screen reader users.

I concur, I work for yahoo and we use off-screen techniques ourselves
to aid accessibility.

simple rule, if you are using it to spam you will get caught and penalised.

Ben Morrison