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RE: Seamless Accessibility (was Re: your mail)

From: Waddell, Cynthia <cynthia.waddell@ci.sj.ca.us>
Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 13:58:57 -0700
To: "Waddell, Cynthia" <cynthia.waddell@ci.sj.ca.us>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, "'Liam Quinn'" <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Message-id: <3EC0FC2EAE6AD1118D5100AA00DCD88398F942@SJ_EXCHANGE>
Thank you for your comment.
Cynthia D. Waddell

> ----------
> From: 	Liam Quinn
> Sent: 	Friday, May 22, 1998 1:06 PM
> To: 	Waddell, Cynthia; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: 	RE: Seamless Accessibility (was Re: your mail)
> 
> At 12:01 PM 22/05/98 -0700, Waddell, Cynthia wrote:
> >Regarding  D-links- 
> >What about making them the same color of the background?  The
> screenreader
> >will still see it.
> 
> LQ::  I don't want the screenreader to see it unless the user of the
> screenreader explicitly asks for it.  D-links describe what images look
> like and thus tell the non-visual user that she's viewing a visual page.
> As an author, I want every user to think that the page is made
> specifically
> for her, so I don't want the non-visual user to get distracting remnants
> of
> anything visual.
> 
> The description linked to by a D-link is not important for communicating
> the content of a page.  The content of the image is expressed by the ALT
> attribute in the case of the IMG element and by the element content in the
> case of OBJECT.
> 
> -- 
> Liam Quinn
> Web Design Group            Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development
> http://www.htmlhelp.com/    http://enhanced-designs.com/
> 
Received on Friday, 22 May 1998 17:08:41 GMT

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