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Re: Web Accessibility

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 11:12:08 -0400 (EDT)
To: Russell.coates@centrica.co.uk
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0108171110120.26243-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Fri, 17 Aug 2001 Russell.coates@centrica.co.uk wrote:

> Checkpoint 1.1 advises "Provide a text equivalent for every non-text
> element".  This includes: 'Graphical representations of text' and 'Frames'
> 
> 1.Can you please explain how this checkpoint relates to 'Frames' as I'm a
> little unclear as to what the text equivalent should actually be, is it a
> frame 'title' or should you provide a completely different non-frames page
> with the same content?

I'll let someone with more knowledge on frames jump in here
> 
> 2.I fully understand that all graphics/images etc should have Alt-tags for
> screen readers etc.  However, is guideline 1.1 also saying that graphics
> used to display text should also have an alternative provided as text?  I
> presume this would be aid users who need to enlarge or change the colour of
> text and those whose systems cannot interpret graphics?

yes,
 no screen reader can read the text because it sees them as a graphic

Bob

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