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TECH: WCAG version 1.0 guideline 1.5 image maps and 10.5 adjacent links,

From: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 10:22:39 -0500
Message-Id: <200401211522.i0LFMiPE020671@mail4.magma.ca>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "'Wendy A Chisholm'" <wendy@w3.org>
TEST 1

I was to test WCAG Version 1.0 Guideline 1.5 

"Until user agents render text equivalents for client-side image map links,
provide redundant text links for each active region of a client-side image
map."

1)       I tested an image map that had Alt-text for each region 

2)       An image map with Title attribute for each region.

The user agents I used were the latest versions of MS Explorer, Netscape,
Opera, Mozilla. I used JAWS and Home Page Reader screen readers.

Findings:

MS Internet Explorer works fine. Both JAWS and HPR had no problem with the
image map. When a title was present it superceded the Alt-Text.

Jaws had trouble in Opera, Netscape and Mozilla. 

However a "mouse over" would display the link destination address

So if we are going to support all leading browsers we can't retire this
item.

 

Test 2 

I was to test WCAG Version 1.0 Guideline 10.5

"Until use agents (including assistive technologies) render adjacent links
distinctly, include non-link, printable characters (surrounded by spaces)
between adjacent links."

3)       I set up a series of adjacent links 

The user agents I used were the latest versions of MS Explorer, Netscape,
Opera, Mozilla. I used JAWS and Home Page Reader screen readers.

It appears to me that we can retire this item

Cheers

David MacDonald

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