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Re: alt text & punctuation - best practice?

From: david poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 08:33:25 -0400
Message-ID: <000801c4591e$48343b10$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dave,

We are discussing a purely semantic issue here.  Assistive technologies ned
to be intellegent enough to provide the user with proper rendering.  I for
one do not expect anything in an alt text or a heading that would over
burden it and in fact would be more burdensom on me due to the extra clutter
in the verbage.  We need to separate though the aural renderer from other
assistive technologies but perhaps this is where the css or some other
content/presentation separation techniques come into play since the aural
render wants to be able to act like a news broadcaster or an actor in a play
delivering line after line in sequence and with proper pausing and
intonation.  The other ats on the other hand allow one to interact with the
content and in many cases, do not do with punctuation what might be expected
anyway.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 8:04 AM
Subject: RE: alt text & punctuation - best practice?



I thought the topic of this list was accessibility?

For accessibility, I'd argue that punctuation helps
insofar as text strings are more likely to be broken
 correctly by tts engines.
For sighted readers? Nix diff?

regards daveP.

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