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Re: 'Non-economic' rationale for backward compatibility

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 21:58:46 -0800
Message-Id: <200203010558.VAA13727@patagonia>
To: gian@stanleymilford.com.au
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
  I'm confused by this example. The author can provide alternative
descriptions for images in PDF files, just as he can for HTML files.
If they are present, they are exposed to screen readers and other
assistive technologies. Requiring these descriptions is one of the
WCAG PDF techniques.

> 4. Technologies that have been built for accessibility often only focus
> on one area (needs rewrite)
> For example there has been a lot of discussion about the latest Adobe
> version being compatible with screen-readers, however if the document
> has images in the text then these images can't be represented through a
> screen-reader (unless an alternative exists).
Received on Friday, 1 March 2002 00:59:21 UTC

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