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Re: Moving on...

From: <karl.hebenstreit@gsa.gov>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 15:11:30 -0400
To: HECHT@SCSU.CTSTATEU.EDU
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFA0139484.0142FAEE-ON85256921.0068DAE7@gsa.gov>


Jan -
My recommendation would be to add a link to an "About this site" pageto the
menu at the bottom.   You could even put the contact information (see
below) on that page as well.   This page could then include a description
of the background graphic: (Zeus(?) with his left arm around ??? reaching
out with his right index finger to touch the index finger of a robot)


                       The Research Center on Computing & Society
                         at Southern Connecticut State University
                        501 Crescent Street ? New Haven, CT 06515
                Director: (203) 392-6790 ? e-mail: webmaster@computerethics.org


Karl Hebenstreit, Jr.
US General Services Adminstration
Office of Governmentwide Policy





"JAN HECHT" <HECHT@SCSU.CTSTATEU.EDU>@w3.org on 07/19/2000 06:04:20 PM

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Subject:  Moving on...


I have a question about a site on our campus I was asked to look at. The
dedsigner used graphics in the background. The graphics reflect the subject
of the site (computers and society) and visually are an interesting part of
the experience of the site, though they don't impart any information per
se.

Those using the text version of this site or using a screen reader do not
know there are graphics they're not seeing. I'm concerned (as are the
designers) that there is no indication or description of the graphics for
such users. Is there a way to add ALT tags to background graphics? Any
other suggestions on adding descriptions of the graphics?

The site is: http://www.computerethics.org
Thanks
Jan

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Janice Hecht
Coordinator, Adaptive Technology Services
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street, EN5
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: 203-392-5797
Fax: 203-392-5796
HECHT@SOUTHERNCT.EDU
http://www.southernct.edu/departments/atl
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