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Re: Shortcut key attribute for buttons, hidden text and links and Ajax


From: Julie Romanowski
Date: Mar 9, 2010 5:51AM

WebAIM has a good article on techniques for hiding text at http://webaim.org/techniques/css/invisiblecontent/.

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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Birkir Gunnarsson
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 9:46 PM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: [WebAIM] Shortcut key attribute for buttons,hidden text and links and Ajax
Secondly, what, in general, are the ways one could add text to a page that is vissible to only screen readers, but not others? I know of the alt attribute and I believe there is a "hidden" element, but it would be hidden for a screen reader user as well. Any tips and tricks frequently used here, html or css? If this is already covered somewhere, can you please post a link? I know there should not be too many situations like this but I see how a screen reader user can benefit from things like inication of a shortcut key for a given button, or instructions or caption for a page or text, link to a text version of a video which the page designed does not want to be easily accessible to all, but may want to provide to AT users. Or is that practice just simply bad practice and should not be endorsed?