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Disabling links for 508 user -- advice needed


From: Laura Harley
Date: Aug 29, 2005 4:14PM

Forgive me if this is a duplicate message. For some reason, my original msg.
never posted to this list. Or at least, I didn't see it.

I've been reading the WebAim list for a while now, but this is my first time
asking a question.

What is the best way to indicate that an HTML link is "disabled" for 508

I am building a Web application. There are 3-4 links in a toolbar (not
graphics, text links). In most circumstances, all the links are active, but
under certain circumstances, one link is not active. I don't want to remove
the link when it is not active. That's not good interface design. I need to
indicate that it's disabled.

Any suggestions?


Laura Harley
Principal and Sr. Web Architect
Design Interactive LLC
Alexandria, VA 22302

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