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Re: alt text & punctuation - best practice?

From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 17:31:26 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <1516.129.174.36.240.1088026286.squirrel@www.stevendale.com>
To: <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

>
>> I think images are good also though,  For cognitive problems, icons
>> are much easier to deal with then text.
>
>
> For an elderly adult whose mental faculties are failing, they will be
> able to read the text but will not remember the icons, and will consider
> them demeaning because they are literate and know they are.

Depends on what the icons are and what they represent.  Does an elderly
literate person forget that an envelope means email?

Another thing is icons are not as hard to *read* as text is on a screen
for those with (age related ?) vision problems.

-Steve
Received on Wednesday, 23 June 2004 17:32:06 UTC

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