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Re: Meeting agenda

From: Marti <marti@agassa.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 10:06:25 -0400
Message-ID: <000c01c0c359$c3937360$a3d6db3f@cais.net>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "Anne Pemberton \(by way of Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>\)" <apembert45@lycos.com>
Anne,
 I don't think anybody, including me is saying that we should not do
something in the area of both "clear simple writting" and "appropriate
illustrations".  What I am trying to say it that we need to make sure there
are some reasonable methods for people to meet those goals.  As it currently
stands there seems to be a large knowledge gap in how to go about
illustrating a site, this problem is not unique to the visually impaired.
As one person might have difficulty choosing the right words to describe an
image for the blind, someone else might have difficulty choosing the right
image to illustrate some words.
It would also seem that we need some language construct to support this, Alt
text is used, (at least paritally) so that visually oriented users don't
need to have all those "extra" words on the display, it would seem right to
have an "alt image" so that text oriented users don't need to have all those
"extra" images on the page.
Marti
Received on Thursday, 12 April 2001 10:23:20 GMT

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