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Re: text in images

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 06:51:03 -0400
To: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>, Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org.au
Cc: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <001901c1f1c7$41167020$19e03244@DAVIDPOEHLMAN>
opinions do not matter.  the fact is that text in images does many
people no good especially if we are not loading images or cannot resize
the text.  the wai ig archives have extensive discussion on this.

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From: "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>
To: <Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org.au>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 11:23 PM
Subject: Re: text in images

On Thu, 2 May 2002 Sofia.Celic@visionaustralia.org.au wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've been pondering the issue of text within images and would like
> opinions on the matter.


when the text is graphical  rather than information
when CSS won't work
or when a text alternative is provided


> If a website uses graphical images of text and does not provide any
> redundant text links, should the website fail compliance at P2?  My
> for thinking this is that text within images is not sizeable (in the
> traditional sense of being able to increase the font size in a
browser) and
> so would be equivalent to using a fixed font size - which would fail
> checkpoint 3.4 (Use relative rather than absolute units in markup
> attribute values and style sheet property values) at P2.
> Am I being too pedantic in wanting to fail a website for Double A
> conformance for this reason?
> Thanks in advance,
> Sofia
> ____________________________
> Sofia Celic
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> Vision Australia Foundation
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