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What Do ScreenReaders Have To Say About CSS ?  

:: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 ::

There's nothing like asking the entire global Internet a question.

One of the Moderators at Cre8asiteforums has presented a question about the pros and cons, if any, to external CSS stylesheets vs. internal (on-page) CSS.

Then, I got to thinking about how and if screen readers are a factor. We already know that sneaking content into source code is a nightmare for anyone relying on screen readers to use the Web. Repeating keywords might fool a search engine (not so much these days, however), but for many human beings, its just foolish to do if you wish for them to continue to use your website.

And, since vast millions of people with special needs use a wide number of assistive products to give them the same access to web sites as anyone else, making those web sites work is smart practice.

So. Does on page CSS hurt accessbility?

External CSS Style Sheets Versus Internal Style Sheets explores this, as well as the general question on the practice of where to put your CSS.

And, In the "Nobody Cares Kim Department"

I keep forgetting this department, don't I?

Last night was my son's opening game for this year's small town Little League Baseball season. As far as he's concerned, his gang of 11 and 12 year olds are doing better than the hometown Philadelphia Phillies. Stefan, my son, was the starter Pitcher.

We need to time his arm again. My gawd, the kid is fast. Even the coaches duck in fear! He said he was nervous before the game, but you wouldn't have known it. He knew he'd be the starting Pitcher and being one of the very few Leftie Pitcher's in the Majors, everybody knows him. And, nobody hit the ball when he was up on the mound last night. Nobody. Better yet, when Stefan had his turns at bat, he did great against a well known excellent Pitcher from the opposite team. Even hit a triple. The ball went high up in the air and almost over the fence, out past the outfield. They won, 5 - 0.

Meanwhile, his 16 year old sister, was on a date with her boyfriend. They had walked to the local favorite sandwich place in town, not far from the baseball park, and celebrated their 6 month anniversary (of what, I was afraid to ask. They've been together on and off for 1 1/2 years) and followed that up with a stroll to the skateboard park because he's a skateboard fanatic. I called every hour. To tell her how her brother was doing, of course. Heh.

PS - Thank you~ Bruce Clay Blog!

:: posted by Kim Krause Berg on 4/11/2006 12:58:00 PM

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