Weblogs: Web Accessibility

Text-only websites and accessibility

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

In Phil Ringnalda's blog entry about slamming CSS (duck season must have ended?), Mark Pilgrim makes an excellent point about the inaccessibility of text-only versions of websites. Text-only websites are not linked to, and they don't rank higher than html tag-salad equivalents, so people entering websites via search engines don't benefit from the supposedly accessible version when they are plonked into an inaccessible page. Mark goes on to point out the resource Front-end Usability: Text-only is not accessible. Also, Mark points out some previous articles on the topic of CSS and accessibility:

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