A few questions, all related to accessibility:
1. Is there anywhere I can find out about screen readers - and if possible
download one? I seem to remember reading that they are only available
commercially, and at a cost - which does make it difficult for designers to
design for them...
2. On a related note, do screen readers actually pay attention to style
sheets? I have a paragraph about upgrading browsers which is hidden in all
standards-compliant browsers; ideally I'd like it hidden in screen readers
and text-only browsers.
I tried the media="tty" attribute, but no text browers paid any attention;
do screen readers heed the media="aural" attribute?
3. Can you combine media types - e.g media="tty, aural" - or would you need
separate link elements?
4. If a normal browser sees a media="aural" link, would it ignore it
completely, or load the stylesheet and then ignore it?
5. In order to convince a design agency about the merits of CSS and
accessible sites, are there any figures anywhere about how many internet
users would need these features (i.e. Blind or visually impaired)?
If you can help me on any or all of these points, I'd be very grateful...
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