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

From: by way of Kelly Ford <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 17:32:55 -0800
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
this is the problem as I see it.  When I first raised the question, I
had no doubt that now and increasingly in the future, it could be
accessed but my main concern is not whether there should be a text only
page due to screen readers or third party technology.  My main reason
for posing the question was to decide if it might be better for
additional reasons.  even if the day comes when we all can use our third
party software and hardware to read image maps thus taking that reason
for a text only site away, there are still reasons today that make it
almost mandatory that it is eliminated.
keep the image map.  Just don't make a text only page that makes it
difficult then for people with disabilities that use older browsers to
access the page and not be able to support image maps.  Put the links on
the page.  even put graphics in them.  Just code them inside and outside
the image maps so that they can be accessed no matter which technology
is used.

Hands-On Technolog(eye)s
voice 301-949-7599
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Received on Wednesday, 12 January 2000 20:28:06 UTC

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