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RE: JAWS and relative positioning

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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: May 31, 2006 9:10AM


This issue is caused, at least in part by this line in the CSS:
div#access, div#sidebar, p.backtotop { display:none; }

JAWS is honoring that in the newer versions and not earlier. This is in line with my test results at http://webaccessibility.info/lab/displaytest.html

This is a good change in JAWS. If you set the stylesheet processing back to the old way, you'll get the same undesireable results we used to deal with. Currently, if you set something to display:none, it is not displayed at all - visually or aurally. There is something else going on that I don't have the time to dig into, but I'm wondering why I can still see and tab to these anchors even with the display:none style - is the container set to display:none and the contents are otherwise defined and there is an issue as a result?

AWK



> -----Original Message-----
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> Jim Thatcher
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> Hi Steven,
>
> > This info may be felpful [sic] in understanding why the
> issue occurs
> > in later versions of JAWS.
>
> Were you able to change the behavior of JAWS using this
> functionality?
>
> Jim
>
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> Hi St