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A Brisbane man is taking budget airline Virgin Blue to court over claims its website unfairly discriminates against people with visual impairments.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/articles/2009/01/15/1231608875569.html

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The guy making the suit says

The guy making the suit says there's not enough contrast and the text size is too small. I'm not sure he'll get very far pursuing those arguments. Using the colour contrast analyser on the home page reveals a few problems, but far more passes than fails (the fails would probably be easily fixed) and I'm not sure text size problems will get much of a run in court when there's so many modern browsers that you can use to zoom text size nowadays.

What I did find interesting is that the Virgin Blue site has this in their reset.css:

:focus { outline : 0; }

Not sure why someone thought that was a good idea. :shrug:

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I can guess why, it threw up

I can guess why, it threw up a nasty looking dashed border around a link that upset the design!

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So better to selectively

So better to selectively remove the :focus on that link and put something less ugly for the :focus there. I do this on image-replaced menus-- so long as I have something just as eye-catching as the ugly border, I'm free to remove the ugly border-- on that element only.

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Yes exactly Poes, thanks

Smile Yes exactly Poes, thanks for clarifying that Wink

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Yeah I have heard about a

Yeah I have heard about a number of related cases. The best solution is to hire an expensive http://www.johnson-law.com/dallas-personal-injury-lawyer.htm (dallas personal injury attorneys) once and win the case for sure.

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<bod> <HEADLINE> <BYLINE> <D

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Is is just me, or does brisbanetimes have a three-year-old writing html.

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Hardly. It's part of Fairfax

Hardly. It's part of Fairfax Digital, the biggest online media player in Australia, so it's no doubt built on a custom-made CMS, but like with any enterprise-level CMS that runs a myriad of sites, bug inevitably creep into them.

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