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Re: An Accessible method of hiding HTML content


From: Victoria Hamill
Date: Jun 4, 2004 6:51AM

This article is very interesting, and offers some great ideas - I've passed
it on to each of our developers to learn from it.

However, the reason I fight our designers whenever they want to use images
for titles or other textual elements is that if a short-sighted user is
enlarging the text on the screen, these obviously can't be enlarged.

I thought that this was at least as significant a problem as the semantic
accuracy of the page, as accessibility is not just about screen readers,
and so I generally rule them out completely - unless they are pretty big
text to begin with, which form labels etc. don't tend to be. As no-one else
has made a comment along these lines, I'm wondering if I'm missing