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Re: SUNY hiding their accessibility links?


From: Denis Boudreau
Date: Apr 23, 2010 4:21PM

Good day all,

On 2010-04-23, at 12:15 PM, Patrick H. Lauke wrote:

> On 23/04/2010 16:04, <EMAIL REMOVED> wrote:
>> I noticed SUNY are hiding their accessibility links using display: none.
>> We know content hidden in this way is not usually announced by screen
>> readers, is there a reason why they’d do this?
>> http://www.suny.edu/
> because they're muppets?

Not sure I would have used the term "muppets", but any any term I would've used would've had the same effect. ;p

> In fairness, they have some of the links replicated right at the bottom
> of the page, but still...to me this indicates that their accessibility
> testing probably just involves loading the site in something like Lynx?

Or maybe the reason they used display: none is simply because they just don't know about how it renders in ATs?

In other words, out of sheer ignorance (meaning, not necessarily intended).

Either way, the nice thing would be to point it out to them, no? Maybe they'll care enough to fix it.

Denis Boudreau