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RE: Re: AUWG Teleconference on Monday, 21 June 2004 - Minutes

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 16:59:15 -0500
To: "'Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG'" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>, "'Karen Mardahl'" <karen@mardahl.dk>, <"karen@mardahl.dk"@hydra.securehosting.dk>, "'List WAI-AUWG'" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000003062451@spamarrest.com>

The rule I always use is... if I were on a phone call -- or existed in an
audio world - how would I present the information.  

I just describe as much as is necessary to make the point. 

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

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Subject: Re: Re: AUWG Teleconference on Monday, 21 June 2004 - Minutes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karen Mardahl" <karen@mardahl.dk>
To: "Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>;
<"karen@mardahl.dk"@hydra.securehosting.dk>; "'List WAI-AUWG'"
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Subject: SV: Re: AUWG Teleconference on Monday, 21 June 2004 - Minutes

Hi Roberto

It's my understanding that what Jan specifically wanted to ask WCAG
was - how to describe the red circles. E.g. sighted and non-sighted
could be discussing an illustration and a sighted person says something
"the red highlighted part is good", making a visual comment that the
non-sighted person is not aware of. So I think we are looking for advice
how best to write these longdescs. Where is the fine balance between not
little and not too much? And how can we encourage good authoring of a

Roberto Scano:
All depends if blind people are blind since they was born or if they
become blind. Btw, every blind knows what means "circle".
I wanna suggest to leave only longdesc and remove [d] link that create a
ripetition of links with the same link title and these are no good for
accessibility throught screen readers (and, btw, we have "deprecated"
them in WCAG 2.0 HTML Techniques).
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