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RE: Illustrating Guidelines

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 08:28:50 -0400
Message-ID: <5DCA49BDD2B0D41186CE00508B6BEBD0022DAF30@wdcrobexc01.ed.gov>
To: "'Anne Pemberton'" <apembert@erols.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
	> Alan Flavell last week asked that all web pages be designed
	> so that they will appear to a speech user as if they were created
for "all
	> text" from the beginning.

Yes, this is a very practical way to help someone compose good ALT text

	> Is it any more unreasonable for those with
	> impaired cognition to ask that all web pages be designed as if
	> contained "no text"?

Yes, this is completely unreasonable.
(1)  We don't have ANY method for replacing text with pictures.
(2)  Browsers which strip text and present only images don't exist (although
I guess they wouldn't be too hard to create).  On the other hand, browsing
without images is fairly common.
Received on Friday, 11 May 2001 08:29:35 UTC

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