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Re: screen readers, browsers, & the reporting of ALT on & in image maps

From: Kathleen Anderson <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 07:50:41 -0500
Message-ID: <009801bf5cfb$a1f99ba0$e924f79f@STATE.CT.US>
To: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>
Cc: "WAI Interest Group Emailing List" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I would like to add the following:

This test was done without JFW.

Using IE 5, with graphics turned off, I see a box with the alt tag "Picture
of a compass".
If I use my tab key to navigate the page, I see it move around a series of 4
triangles (the hot spots),  and the hyperlinks show up in the status bar.
However, if I pass my mouse over the box, the alt text for the image and the
hot spots do pop up.

Using NN 4.7, with "automatically load images" turned off, I see a box, with
an image placeholder in it, and no alt text.
Again, when I tab through the page, I see the triangle shaped hot spots and
the hyperlinks in the status bar.
As with IE 5, however, if I pass my mouse over the box, the alt text for the
image and the hot spots do pop up.

Hope this helps,
Kathleen Anderson, Webmaster
State of Connecticut
Office of the State Comptroller
55 Elm Street, Room 101
Hartford, Connecticut  06106
voice: (860) 702-3355  fax: (860) 702-3634
email: kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us
URL: http://www.osc.state.ct.us
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