alt131 - 10:39 am on Aug 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
Hi benevolent001, thanks for highlighting this opportunity to get involved. And to reinforce the relationshp between coding for style and coding for accessibility note section 1.2 of the module:
... I really like the "illustration" of the aural box model in section 4 as well.
1.2. Relationship with CSS2.1
The CSS Speech module is a re-work of the informative CSS2.1 Aural appendix, within which the "aural" media type was described, but also deprecated (in favor of the "speech" media type). Although the [CSS21] specification reserves the "speech" media type, it doesn't actually define the corresponding properties. This module describes the CSS properties that apply to the "speech" media type, and defines a new "box" model specifically for the aural dimension. [emphasis added]
Does anyone have any insight on expected developments in the non-visual world? I mean support for these properties is dreadful at the moment, and I was just dismayed to read
Do not use display:none to visually hide content intended for screen readers [456bereastreet.com] earlier this month as it seems a huge step backwards. Are we really going to see css providing us with the tools to support non-visual users in the near future?