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RE: off topic at a tangent(formally Commercial Realities and Ac cessibility (was: Are Small Text buttons level 2 compliant)

From: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 13:55:16 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB5824A57@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> From:	Ben Morris [SMTP:bmorris@activematter.com]
> 
> To convey information to a screen reader without affecting a "normal"
> sighted browser, use alt text in a small transparent (or page
> background-colored) image.
> 
	[DJW:]  It's been pointed out in the past that some
	search engine indexers take the second tactic as an
	attempt to stuff keywords and refuse to index the 
	page at all.  The text will also appear if colours 
	are off (e.g. because of excessive use of similar 
	pastel colours!)

[DJW:]  

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