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RE: Longdesc vs d


From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Oct 28, 2003 11:27AM

As a result of the FIR technique, a number of people have been exploring the
accessibility of such a technique including Joe Clark's article at
http://www.alistapart.com. It has since been discovered that screen reader
support for display:none and visibility:hidden is confusing at best. In the
tutorial you provided a link to, you suggest the use of text the same color
as the background which "hides" the "d" link (visibly anyway). Has anyone
tested to see if text hidden in this manner is available/unavailable to JAWS
just like display: none and visibility: hidden?

There may be a way out though - JAWS doesn't "see" styles that are imported
so one could create a rule in an imported stylesheet.


Julian Rickards
Digital Publications Distribution Coordinator
Publications Services Section
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Phone: (705) 670-5608
Fax: (705) 670-5690

-----Original Message-----
From: John Foliot - WATS.ca [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 12:14 PM
Subject: RE: Longdesc vs d

Hi Ed,

Jukka's point about multiple D Links is valid if you plan on having more
than one image on a "page", but outside of that, providing d links to my
mind still has some merit. Depending on the amount of flexibility you have
(i.e. once you understand the rules, can you break some?) might I suggest
you look at the following: http://wats.ca/resources/longdesc/31 which
demonstrates implementation of LONGDESC as well as a method of providing d
links to *some* users.

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