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Re: background-image in CSS

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 19:14:12 -0500 (EST)
To: Joel Ward <ward_joel@bah.com>
cc: WAI List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0201181908420.17586-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Joel Ward wrote:

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

tough one. and it would have to vary by use
> 
> 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.)

this would work, using the wheelchair example posted earlier.  [background
image of well dressed middle aged man in wheelchair facing forward]  or
same type image  [young woman in sports outfit using racing wheelchair
popping a wheelie while going off curb] or how about [nurse pushing
elderly man in wheelchair down hall of nursing home]

some basic background (wheelchair) but could have very different meanings

> 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?

maybe an introduction with background information
eg
administration is red 
finance is blue
personel is green etc

Bob


> 
> 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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