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Re: alt to text

From: Adam Victor Reed <areed2@calstatela.edu>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 11:45:28 -0700
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010503114528.A23366@uranus.calstatela.edu>
On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 06:50:38AM -0400, Anne Pemberton wrote:
> Adam,
> 
> 	Thanks for your answer. You said that "Picture of George Washington"
> should be (picture: George Washington) ... which, in a speech reader with

NO: " [Picture of George Washington] "

> punctuation turned of will read: "picture George Washington George
> Washington in the French and Indian War" Is that an improvement over
> "Picture of George Washington George Washington in the French and Indian
> War" ??? It just doesn't seem like a substantive enough change for the
> amount of fussing I got over it....

If it became customary to use punctuation appropriately on the web,
screen reader users would likely keep it on. In any case, it is hardly
an argument against improving accessibility for people with attention
deficits, projective perception deficits, object agnosias and many
others who require text-only presentation but don't use text-to-speech
technology.

				Adam Reed
				areed2@calstatela.edu
				 
Context matters. Seldom does *anything* have only one cause.
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