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Re: img alt text, links and titles

From: Patrick Burke <burke@ucla.edu>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 11:21:07 -0800
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To: "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 10:29 AM 1/17/2002, Charles F. Munat wrote:
>Which browsers or AT support longdesc and how do they indicate that a
>longdesc is available? How does one follow the longdesc to the image
Here is the only detailed description I could find of what Homepage Reader 
does (haven't used it myself in a while).


>Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 11:12:48 -0500
>From: Jim Thatcher <thatch@attglobal.net>
>Subject: RE: dlink and longdesc
>To: Paul Bohman <paulb@cpd2.usu.edu>, W3c-Wai-Ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>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>
>Accessibility Consulting
>-----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)
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