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Re: Hiding a link from visual browsers only


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Jun 10, 2004 6:25AM

Skip navigaton is also useful to people with physical
diabilities who use the keyboard. There is no reason to hide
a skip navigation link.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 22:27:33 -0700
>From: "Anaxamaxan"
>Subject: [WebAIM] Hiding a link from visual browsers only
>To: "WebAIM Discussion List"
> 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: -999px;
> }
> 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.
> TIA,
> Maximillian Von Schwanekamp
> Dynamic Websites and E-Commerce
> NeptuneWebworks.com
> voice: 541-302-1438
> fax: 208-730-6504
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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