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Re: images used as form submit buttons

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 11:05:45 -0400
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B913CF09.11A39%andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Images for submit buttons are part of HTML, and are accessible to screen
readers.  You will run into all of the same problems related to nonscalable
text as for any text that is presented in a graphic, but the form will work

don't forget the alt attribute in the input element!

<input type="image" src="foo.gif" alt="submit" width="50" height="20" />


On 5/24/02 10:21 AM,  RUST Randal (RRust@COVANSYS.com) wrote:

>> I am in a situation where I am being asked to use
>> images for form
>> submission and would like to hear the views of list members.
> Accessibility issues aside, it's simply not worth the time and effort (and
> therefore the money) spent to design graphical buttons.  Inevitably, those
> buttons will need to change for some reason.  Whether it's a new color
> scheme that is implemented, or the actual text on the buttons.  It is simply
> more cost-effective to leave the buttons as <input> elements and use CSS to
> style them.  
> Randal

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