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RE: dlink and longdesc

From: Jim Thatcher <thatch@attglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 11:12:48 -0500
To: Paul Bohman <paulb@cpd2.usu.edu>, W3c-Wai-Ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <NDBBKJDAKKEJDCICIODLAEDNDBAA.thatch@attglobal.net>
There is no setting in HRP that I know of or could find. HPR actually
inserts a link, "long description," as copied from the text view of the
trace d link just below the pie chart (which is my least favorite example).
I have HPR set to preface links with "link." Notice how it has "link long
description link D." Alt text is in brackets.

<from text view>
Here is the screen shot of the page that is opened by the "d-link" at the
bottom corner of the image. This page is also referenced in the longdesc
[LongDesc Screen Shot.] link Image Description link D
Figure 2.12: The Trace Center image description
Pictures in news stories or images in shopping sites are also candidates for
long descriptions.
</from text view>

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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Bohman [mailto:paulb@cpd2.usu.edu]
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 11:01 AM
To: jim@jimthatcher.com; W3c-Wai-Ig
Subject: Re: dlink and longdesc

Jim Thatcher wrote:

> Long description is supported. HPR not only offers it to its blind users,
> but adds the link to the graphic view as well.

I can't get HPR 3.0 to read the longdesc at all. I tested it on
http://jimthatcher.com/webcourse2.htm on your pie chart. Is there a setting
that I'm not aware of that turns the longdesc on or off?

Paul Bohman
Technology Coordinator
WebAIM: Web Accessibility in Mind (www.webaim.org)
Center for Persons with Disabilities (www.cpd.usu.edu)
Utah State University (www.usu.edu)
Received on Monday, 7 May 2001 12:20:56 UTC

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