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Re: background-image in CSS

From: Joel Ward <ward_joel@bah.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 10:47:55 -0500
Message-ID: <008601c1a037$7f0da290$19ab509c@BAH505131>
To: "WAI List" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Bob,

How would you suggest we make the background content available to all users?

Would a longdesc-like description be useful?  (I know longdesc doesn't work
with background images, but we could add footer text or a link somewhere on
the page that describes the background.)

And are you saying we always need to describe background images, even if
they are just patterns?  Or just for background images with pictures or
meaningful drawings?

Joel

----- Original Message -----
From: "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>
To: "Ineke van der Maat" <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>
Cc: "Harry Woodrow" <harrry@email.com>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: background-image in CSS


> On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Ineke van der Maat wrote:
>
> > Hello Harry,
> >
> > Look at my poemsite http://home.zonnet.nl/ineke.maat
> >
> > I use for the whole site a  very special background-image  (it is part
of a tree-image)  only for getting an effect. The real
> > background of that page  is white and the background-image has nothing
to do with  the content of that  page....or am I wrong?????
>
> don't people with screen readers have a right to the "effect" you think is
> usefull for some people but not others.   Why the difference?  Do you
> think that visually impaired folks cannot get an "effect" or that they
> don't deserve that "effect"??????
>
> > I don't see what you see
>
> nor can you hear what I see
>
> > but you are also not me.
> > So when you see the same as me
> > are you still you or are you  me?
>
> Bob
>
>
> >
> > Greetings
> > Ineke
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Harry Woodrow" <harrry@email.com>
> > To: "Ineke van der Maat" <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>; "Kynn Bartlett"
<kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>; <jason@bartsite.com>; <jon@spinsol.com>;
> > <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 6:06 PM
> > Subject: RE: background-image in CSS
> >
> >
> > > You said used to get an effect....isn't the effect then content?
> > >
> > > Harry WOodrow
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
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