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Deciding when display: none is appropriate

By Isofarro on March 5th, 2008 - 8 comments

It’s common knowledge that screenreaders won’t read out content styled with display: none, but that doesn’t mean content should not be styled this way. There are times when it is appropriate to style content this way, but we need to be careful. Progressive enhancement with display: none Core content should never be styled with display: […]

Avoiding visibility hidden

By Isofarro on March 5th, 2008 - One comment

Hiding content from view with visibility: hidden in many cases prevents the screenreader from reading the content, so content styled this way is inaccessible. This technique is not appropriate for hiding content on screen because no screenspace is saved by styling this way – the visitor is left looking at a blank region the size […]

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