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(slightly off-topic) : WebSpeak Browser

From: Richard Caloggero <rcaloggero@bhcc.state.ma.us>
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 12:37:29 -0400
Message-ID: <01BEA5E2.30FE0BA0.rcaloggero@bhcc.state.ma.us>
To: "'WAI List'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Are any of you out there using WebSpeak? If so, have you had problems 
rebinding keys? I just installed the thing last week and cannot get the 
most simple remapping to work. I find their choice of bindings very hard to 
remember. Any other comments/gatyas/bugs greatly appreciated.


-----Original Message-----
From:	Kynn Bartlett [SMTP:kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com]
Sent:	Saturday, May 22, 1999 2:14 PM
To:	Melvin J Waller Jr
Cc:	w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject:	Re: invisible spacer images and ALT text for them

At 10:51 AM 5/22/1999 -0700, Melvin J Waller Jr wrote:
>I've been using the practice of using [ ALT="" ] to hide images without
>important content and this passes acceptability checkers and the opinion 
>most. However, why does pwSpeak choose to ignore this convention and
>announce EVERY image in the page?

Because that's just what pwWebSpeak chooses to do (and it's a
legitimate thing for a web browser to do, really; you're not
guaranteed that ANY information in your HTML will or won't be
hidden from any user).

I _believe_ (although I haven't played with it) that either you
can configure this through WebSpeak's style sheets, or else you
will be able to do so soon.  I'll check out my copy of pwWebSpeak
and get back to you on this.

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@hwg.org>
President, Governing Board Member
HTML Writers Guild <URL:http://www.hwg.org>
Director, Accessible Web Authoring Resources and Education Center
Received on Monday, 24 May 1999 12:39:37 UTC

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