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Re: User Testing of Accessiblity Features

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 17:18:29 +0100
Message-ID: <46D44AD5.9040802@cam.ac.uk>
To: Debi Orton <oradnio@wsg.net>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Debi Orton wrote:
> Hello,
> We (the NYS Forum IT Accessibility Committee) did some work last year 
> that indicated that screen reader users fell into two camps with regard 
> to the usefulness of alt attributes for images.  Some users wanted to 
> know what EVERY image was so that they could be sure they weren't 
> missing information.  Others wanted only meaningful images described.  
> We proposed an additional attribute (two values only) for the img 
> element to indicate whether the image was informational or just eye candy.

Is there somewhere we can read more about the results of your study and your 
proposed attribute? From what you have said I'm not sure what the difference is 
between this attribute and using alt="" to indicate an image that's "just eye 

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