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Re: User Testing of Accessiblity Features

From: Elizabeth J. Pyatt <ejp10@psu.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 14:47:42 -0400
Message-Id: <p06240802c2fcbfb5cd02@[]>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

>Appropriate language.
  I assume by "appropriate language" you would 
mean that the writer would choose phrasing and 
words appropriate to the venue? At least that 
would be my interpretation ;).

I would agree that  it would be more efficient at 
conveying tone/emotion than hearing about rounded 

>So help me. What would it take for a communicator to convey a sense 
>of (at least in this imaginary instance) friendliness and youth to 
>someone with limited or no vision?

A more interesting question is how many screen 
reader users  really do want to hear all the alt 
tags for for decorative details?

To me, some of it sounds more like well-justified 
caution to get all the information than an actual 
desire to hear about decor. That is, a user would 
want to make sure he or she is not missing a 
critical link or date...or am I missing the mark 
on this one?

Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
Instructional Designer
Education Technology Services, TLT/ITS
Penn State University
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