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RE: [1.1] Text-equivalents for illustrations?

From: Yvette P. Hoitink <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 23:16:39 +0100
To: "'Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG'" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E1B2duH-0001q1-99@smtp5.home.nl>

[Yvette asked what text-equivalents are required for illustrative images
that can be expressed in words]

Roberto Scano suggested:
> 
> Why don't apply:
> 
> <p><img src="imagename.ext" alt=""></p>
> <p>Figure 1: Photograph of the backside of the Keizer house 
> with the Saint Nicholas church in the background</p>
> 
> This could be useful for all... also for people like me me 
> that can read the description text of the decorative image 
> instead to try to read the ALT attribute.

I know that that would solve this case but it's just an example. I want to
know how we want authors to treat illustrations that don't have subscripts
since many designers may not want to add a subscript. Especially in level 1,
we don't want to tell authors how to present their content so we need to
decide what we want as text equivalents for illustrative images that can be
expressed in words.

Yvette Hoitink
Heritas, Enschede, The Netherlands
E-mail: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl
Received on Sunday, 14 March 2004 18:43:04 UTC

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