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Re: Copywriting for Screenreaders (was Alt text for URL's)

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 11:20:52 -0500
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To: <lois@lois.co.uk>, "WAI list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

yes, this is tough and many of us have been in that position.  We can only 
do the best we can do.  I think though if we do move forward and really nail 
down some of the issues such as making it impossible to author sites that 
don't work for the widest audience, the marketers will just have to live 
with it.

Johnnie Apple Seed
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lois Wakeman" <lois@lois.co.uk>
To: "WAI list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 11:06 AM
Subject: RE: Copywriting for Screenreaders (was Alt text for URL's)

> First, we ask the company not to want so much but to allow best
> practices to be the guide.
A laudable aim, which I have tried many times to fulfil, with more, or often
less, success. But anyone who's designing web sites commercially can only
suggest, not dictate, and in my experience, many project sponsors are far
more motivated by what *they* see (however misguidedly) as good design
rather than proper semantic structure and good accessibility. All the
designer can do is fiddle around behind the scenes to mitigate their poor
decisions with best practice (as far as is possible without losing the
contract) and hacks.
Lois Wakeman
Received on Thursday, 17 February 2005 16:21:23 UTC

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