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Re: img alt text, links and titles

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 14:41:21 -0500 (EST)
To: "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201171436080.20590-100000@tux.w3.org>
In iCab, I am not sure. In Opera you could do something like add a bit of
user CSS:

*[longdesc]:after { content: 'description available' }

Which would mark the image with text to point it out. (This is like
screenreaders saying "link" before each link, etc, which seems the obvious
user interface approach (I don't know how well iCab integrates with
outSpoken, the only screen reader available for a mac, but I do know that its
own speech output isn't that complex)

cheers

Charles

On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Charles F. Munat wrote:

  How would a blind user know to access this?

  Charles F. Munat
  Seattle, Washington

  Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

  > iCab provides access to a longdesc via a context menu for the image. In GUI
  > mode, right click the image and the menu includes options for it - if there
  > is a longdesc it includes a description option, which follows the link.
  >
  > Chaals
  >
  > On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Charles F. Munat wrote:
  >
  >   kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com wrote:
  >
  >   > Therefore, anything which has a longdesc SHOULD be explicitly
  >   > identified as an image, and thus the user should expect to look for
  >   > further description of that image via longdesc links.
  >
  >   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
  >   description?
  >
  >
  >   Charles F. Munat
  >   Seattle, Washington
  >
  >
  >



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