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Re: Hiding a link from visual browsers only


From: Glenda
Date: Jun 9, 2004 11:41PM

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color=#800080>question: by making the sip nav invisible, how would that affect
users using the keyboard to navigate a page? Just curious.
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color=#800080>Soaring Eagle Communications

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size=2>-----Original Message-----From: Anaxamaxan
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]Sent: Wednesday, June 09,
2004 10:28 PMTo: WebAIM Discussion ListSubject: [WebAIM]
Hiding a link from visual browsers only
Hey WebAIM list,

I have a "skip nav" link that I want to
hide from visual browsers. Will the following rule still result in the
link being read aloud by screen readers?
a#skipnav {
display: block;
position: absolute;
left: -999px; top:

I am
inclined to think so from an aging article from Joe Clark on A List Apart, but
was hoping for confirmation of this here.

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