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Re: Microsoft PowerPoint accessibility

From: <deborah.kaplan@suberic.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:32:23 -0400 (EDT)
To: Wayne Dick <wed@csulb.edu>
cc: Bart Simons <bart.simons@anysurfer.be>, W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1008161330160.24251@suberic.net>
On Mon, 16 Aug 2010, Wayne Dick wrote:
> When developers use the alt attribute only, this is not displayed as a
> tool tip.  The title attribute is.  This is not too important to
> people with screen readers, but it is essential for people with low
> vision who may not have access to small print on a web page, without
> loss of functionality, but can control the size of tool tips.

But since user agents don't provide keyboard access to the title
attribute, using the title attribute to provide necessary
information (because nobody seems to know what "advisory" means
-- if it's useful enough to add, shouldn't it be available to
everyone?) means that you are excluding yet another group of
people with disabilities.

> Remember people with blindness are a minority of the people with print
> disabilities, the rest of the population can use the title attribute.

Remember that people with print disabilities are not the only
people who might not have access to the title attribute.
Keyboard-only users do not have this access.

Received on Monday, 16 August 2010 17:32:57 UTC

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