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Re: Null alt tags for decorative images - Technique H67

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 08:18:53 +0000
Message-ID: <4EB39FED.3050800@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: G F Mueden <gfmueden@verizon.net>
CC: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
G F Mueden wrote:
> This is one of five out of 24 emals that disabled my accessibility setting 
> for choice of font    Can't read it or what I am typing

My best current guess is that his setting are character set dependent 
and he hasn't set them for UTF-8.  I've forced this back to ISO-8859-1, 
as a test.

This would be a configuration problem with the assistive technology, as 
UTF-8 will become more and more the standard for email.


> G F Mueden
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
> To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2011 1:56 PM
> Subject: Re: Null alt tags for decorative images - Technique H67
> 
> 
> | On 03/11/2011 17:19, Jonathan Avila wrote:
> | > While many images are decorative I believe authors and should step back
> | > and ask themselves why they included the image.  If the image conveys a
> | > meaning like a smiling receptionist – that does convey something about
> | > the company.
> |
> | Which I'd convey in the friendly, welcoming tone of voice of the body
> | copy of the page, rather than with an alt="Smiling receptionist".
> |
> | > Another image of people of different ethnic backgrounds
> | > may imply the company is diverse.  These may be important factors to
> | > convey to people viewing the site and getting people to buy your 
> products.
> |
> | Again, tone and description. There's also widespread use of generic
> | stock photos (alt="Closeup of a firm handshake between two
> | businesspeople in suits", alt="Young woman sprawled on the bed, looking
> | intently at her laptop", etc) which I'd definitely say are visual fluff.
> |
> | But yes, it's very difficult to have a hard and fast, black or white
> | answer. It's up to the individual context, intent, and so on.
> |
> | P
> | -- 
> | Patrick H. Lauke
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