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Re: alt text & punctuation - best practice?

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 22:12:24 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200406212112.i5LLCPW01065@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> It does, indeed. But doesn't most accessibility require a shift in
> practice? -  Structured headings and mark-up instead of font changes;

You are working around exceedingly poor tools.  AT for HTML has no 
excuse for not, at least, being aware of block level elements (a pause
after a block level element will work for all of Hn, P and LI).

Pure screen readers need the heuristics to detect headings to work
with plain text and word processor documents.

Generally, one of the key objectives in HTML is to mark up what you
mean, then let the AT present that to the user; if you do that, you
should really  not need hacks to support the AT.
Received on Monday, 21 June 2004 17:17:46 UTC

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