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Re: Proper ALT values for thumbnail images

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 10:04:56 -0500 (EST)
To: Randal Rust <randalrust@gmail.com>
cc: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0602201003470.13062@smart.net>


even before that, how does a visually impaird person know "Where to click"
to even enlarge a shot. besides I guess if you are using a text browser
the "link to enlarge" is kinda useless.... really do need a description in
there..

Bob

On Mon, 20 Feb 2006, Randal Rust wrote:

>
> I have a site that I am reviewing that uses photo galleries. Each
> gallery is a collection of thumbnails which are linked to a full-size
> image. Currently, the site has the ALT for each thumbnail read as
> "Link to enlarged image."
>
> It is my opinion that this would not be an accessible way to do this.
> If I can't see the thumbnail, then I have no idea what the context of
> this text is.
>
> My initial thought is that the ALT should include the description of
> the image, but then should it also say to click on the image to see
> the larger version? Or is that inherent from the A which surrounds the
> IMG? Could the TITLE for A indicate that it is a link to a larger
> image?
>
> --
> Randal Rust
> R.Squared Communications
> www.r2communications.com
>

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