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From: Jonathan Chetwynd <jonathan@signbrowser.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 1998 17:55:25 -0000
Message-ID: <002401be2c42$26501a00$5320e4d4@signbrowser.demon.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I am  a teacher of adults with learning difficulties, they do not all
conform to the above description however:

"the browser should be able to select for all qualities".



I take exception to your recommendation:
A.2 Alternative text and descriptions
Text is considered accessible to almost all users since it may be handled by
screen readers, non-visual browsers, braille readers, etc. It is good
practice, as you design a document containing non-textual information
(images, graphics, applets, sounds, etc.) to think about supplementing that
information with textual equivalents wherever possible.


Our site specifically requires that text is kept to a minimum and that
graphics as nearly as possible are transparent in understanding.

AltText should be supplied but "the browser should be able to select for all
qualities".

Links to interactive sites:  http://www.signbrowser.demon.co.uk  no text

Our Science Museum Visit:
http://www.signbrowser.demon.co.uk/lspacegallery.htm a few
words and sounds

Our Horniman Visit: http://www.signbrowser.demon.co.uk/horniman  students
thoughts written by them

Overview of the Symbols:
http://www.signbrowser.demon.co.uk/signbrowser_gifs.htm subject labels only


Thank you


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