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RE: A UK user survey an accessibility/usability

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpatrick@macromedia.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 07:54:58 -0800
Message-ID: <DC9D05204B1E16419D62C12561C93221064CAF2A@p01exm01.macromedia.com>
To: "Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, "Maurizio Boscarol" <maurizio@usabile.it>
Cc: "W3C WAI" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

> The reason I mentioned that was because you were surprised 
> that alternative text wasn't given a higher priority. I think 
> this is partly because if you don't know that other people 
> are getting more information than you, you don't realise 
> you're not being treated fairly. I do think that is also 
> related to validity in this instance.

Or possibly because most images on the web don't carry content, and
screen readers have moved toward ignoring alt-less images.

The ones that are not ignored at the images that are links, and I bet
that a significant portion of the "bad link text" comments in this study
are actually missing alt text issues.

Received on Wednesday, 9 November 2005 15:55:36 UTC

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