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RE: screen readers, browsers,

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 11:32:39 -0500
To: "Web Accessibility Initiative" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "\"Leonard R. Kasday\"" <kasday@acm.org>
Message-ID: <000b01bf61d1$a2ed8f00$1aac66a7@151877>
Len,
With regard to the responses you have received for your test page at URL:
http://astro.temple.edu/~kasday/web_access/image_map.html
Am I correct that an executive summary would be something like:

ALT text in image maps makes a HUGE difference for anyone surfing with the
following:
1)  Text-only browsers (i.e., Lynx).
2)  Self-voicing browsers like pwWebSpeak and IBM HomePage Reader.
3)  Most mainstream browsers running with a contemporary screen reader,
including MS IE and Opera, but NOT Netscape Navigator.

ALT text in image maps makes little or no difference for:
4)  Most GUI browsers running without a screen reader.
5)  Netscape Navigator/Communicator (all versions) running with a screen
reader (all products and all versions).

? -- Bruce Bailey
Received on Tuesday, 18 January 2000 11:34:42 GMT

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