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Re: question about image

From: <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:25:14 -0400 (EDT)
To: Lisa Yayla <Lisa.Yayla@statped.no>
cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.1108151023590.25369@cygnus.smart.net>

have not tried it, but Vuescan has a setting that will convert a photo to 
a graphics rendering that looks like it would work on an embosser, I 
unfortunately do not have an embosser so can not test it.


On Mon, 15 Aug 2011, Lisa Yayla wrote:

> Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:50:34 +0200
> From: Lisa Yayla <Lisa.Yayla@statped.no>
> To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: question about image
> Resent-Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 08:53:52 +0000
> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> 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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