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question about image

From: Lisa Yayla <Lisa.Yayla@statped.no>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:50:34 +0200
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi,

Question might be off subject but here goes:

I design tactile graphics and have gotten the question about embossing images directly from the internet.
Since these pictures on the internet are made mostly by sighted persons for other sighted persons they usually do not emboss to
a legible picture for a blind person (too much clutter). Therefore they do not make the greatest starting point.

I wondered if there is a tag for an accessible image that is not see on screen but can be embossed out if wished? Sort of like
<altimag> that comes into view with a mouse over.

That is that a web designer could upload a .gif/jpg etc that was designed with  the idea that it would be produced with
an embosser - using good tactile graphic standards. (a sort of low-resolution picture - sort of)

The demand for accessible graphics is increasing. By introducing a tag with this possibility would increase designers/illustrators
understanding of what accessible graphics are and thereby increasing the amount and make the picture resources on the internet
more equal.

Does such a tag exist or could it exist if it doesn't already.

Thanks.

Lisa


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