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

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 18:24:05 -0500
Message-ID: <387E5E95.4A3C904@clark.net>
To: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>
CC: Patrick Burke <burke@ucla.edu>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
what software?  there was a time and a browser that would not show alt
with images loading.
there still is and even the wizzard of jfw or window eyes cannot make
ie3.02 show alts with images loading.

"Leonard R. Kasday" wrote:
> 
> This is really a problem with the software.  It shouldn't be necessary to
> worry about whether "show pictures" is on.  It's a reminder of how tricky
> surfing is even for people who are very experienced, when you have a
> screenreader on top of a visual browser.  Although you can avoid this
> problem with browsers like Lynx, pwWebspeak, and Home Page reader, then you
> miss text put up by javascript.
> 
> At 07:52 AM 1/13/00 -0800, Patrick Burke wrote:
> >I forgot that I had Show pictures turned on.
> 
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> 
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