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swapping images

From: Jamie Mackay <Jamie.Mackay@cultureandheritage.govt.nz>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 08:28:14 +1300
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To: WAI Mailing list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I'm new to this list so please forgive me if this has come up already. 

Has anyone come up with a solution for making swap-image javascript
functions accessible? I know that ideally these should be avoided, but I am
keen to push the boundaries of the guidelines a bit and see what is
possible. My solution so far has been to simply create a D tag (and a
longdesc attribute for the image tag) for the default image and then
describe what each image will look like as the user holds their mouse over a
different link (for an example see
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/dnzb_exhibs/index.htm ). 

Is this an 'acceptable' solution? Are there better ways of doing this?

Jamie Mackay
Web Editor
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
New Zealand
Received on Thursday, 2 November 2000 14:29:11 UTC

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