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Re: NEW: Accesibility of a document...

From: Dick Banks EASI Electronic Resource Manager <rbanks2@discover-net.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 07:42:06 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19980423074206.008066f0@discover-net.net>
To: David Suarez De Lis <phdavidl@usc.es>, WAI-IG Mailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hello All

In most cases a screen reader will ignore punctuation if it is set to do so.

Typing mode is another story.  Most screen reading packages allow the user
to turn punctuation on and off as a user option.

The thing to remember about accessibility and graphics is, that if the
graphic is important to understanding what the page is about, then a
description is in order.  If it is window dressing, then using something
like * in an ALT tag is probably OIK.

If you have a list of things with a bullet of some kind, it is probably ok
to have the ALT tag with punctuation in it.  Like so.

* Apples
* Oranges
* Grapes

Dick
Dick Banks			Adaptive Technologist - Consultant
       EASI Electronic Resource Manager - Universal Access  Consultant
	EASI  Equal Access to Software and Information
                       EASI Listening - http://www.rit.edu/~easi
Received on Thursday, 23 April 1998 08:44:20 GMT

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