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Re: Technique or Checkpoint

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 13:09:58 -0800
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19990211130958.00add3a0@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: Jutta Treviranus <jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca>
Cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
At 03:52 p.m. 02/11/99 -0500, Jutta Treviranus wrote:
>Should the point about "Including professionally written descriptions for
>all multimedia files (e.g., clip art) packaged with the software"
>be a checkpoint and therefore something that must or should be done or
>should it be a technique and therefore a suggested way of fulfilling the
>guideline 2.6?

This sounds like a technique to me.

The principle is:

    "Make it easy for users to suply alternative text."

The technique is:

    "...by including default descriptions for things you give them."

Anyone have suggested working for the checkpoint, though?

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