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[Fwd: [webwatch] Accessibility questions]

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 07:43:10 -0500
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I'm doing some consulting for a nonprofit organization that is developing an accessible Web site. The programmer has asked me to get some feedback about two areas of accessibility:

1. The ABBR and ACRONYM elements:

If anyone has tried using them, do they work with older browsers and with screen readers and speech browsers?

If not, what alternative(s) are you using?

2. SUMMARY attribute in the <TABLE> element:

Do speech browsers support this, even though  IE4 or Nav4 don't yet support it? 
What do you use to describes a table's structure and purpose? 
Is it an acceptable alternative to link to a separate page with a text description of the table?

Thank you,


Judy Schnitzer, Internet Marketing Consultant
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Received on Saturday, 27 February 1999 07:43:21 UTC

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