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Re: Point of clarification in alt debate(s)

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 17:02:36 -0400
Message-ID: <007101c89da9$b51168b0$0901a8c0@HANDS>
To: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>

and they are still around, people who use text only clients.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>; <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 4:10 PM
Subject: Point of clarification in alt debate(s)



In recent emails concerning the alt some people have characterised the
beneficiaries of text alternatives in their arguments, as the "blind".

People who can benefit from text alternatives on images (including
image map areas, and input type="Image") include:

*People with dyslexia and other congenital or aquired cognitive
disabilities who use
voice browsers to read the web.
*People who have impaired motor skills who use speech recognition software
*People with vision impairment who use magnifier /readers
*People with vision loss or impairment who use screen readers.



-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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