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Re: question about accessible pictures

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 05:47:14 -0400 (EDT)
To: Lisa Yayla <Lisa.Yayla@KS-HUSEBY.NO>
cc: "'Jon Gunderson'" <jongund@uiuc.edu>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0207260541570.31360-100000@tux.w3.org>

Hi Lisa,

this question might be better directed to either the Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines Group - http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL with a mailing list
w3c-wai-gl@w3.org archived at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl
or perhaps more profitably to the WAI Interest Group at
http://www.w3.org/WAI/IG whose mailing list is w3c-wai-ig@w3.org archived at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig

Anyway, to answer your question:

If you use Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG - http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG
to learn more) as a format it is relatively easy to define a stylesheet for
images that presents a low-resolution version.

Doing this is described in the W3C Note "Accessibility Features of SVG" at
http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG-access/#Different and should suit your purposes.

cheers

Charles McCN

On Fri, 26 Jul 2002, Lisa Yayla wrote:

>
>Hi,
>I am a reader of this list. I have a question
>and  hope it isn't too stupid, and not wasting
>your time.
>
>I work with tactile graphics for the blind and
>visually impaired.
>
>With alternative text I know there is long
>discription tag and etc. I was wondering
>if there is something similar for a graphic that
>is alternative to the regular graphic.
>
>I am thinking of a tag for a graphic that is specially
>designed for graphics on microcapsule paper (a black and
>white gif that is later copied to a special paper)or an included
>embosser file or for visually impaired an adapted graphic.
>
>Something similar to the low source for graphics which wouldn't
>show up for most but there and available.
>
>Thank you for your time.
>
>Lisa Yayla
>-----Opprinnelig melding-----
>Fra: Jon Gunderson [mailto:jongund@uiuc.edu]
>Sendt: 24. juli 2002 20:54
>Til: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
>Emne: AGENDA: W3C User Agent Teleconference 25 July 2002
>
>
>
>W3C User Agent Telecon for July 25th, 2002
>
>Chair: Jon Gunderson
>Date: Thursday, 25 July 2002
>Time: 2:00-3:30 pm Boston Local Time, USA (18:00-19:30 UTC/GMT)
>Call-in: Longfellow Bridge (+1) (617) 252-1038
>
>Agenda
>
>Review Action Items
>
>Discussion
>
>1. Comments on 8 July UAAG working draft
>http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20020708/
>
>2. Updating implementation report and indentifying requirements with low
>
>implementation experience
>
>3. Last call scheduling and expectations
>
>4. Draft test suites
>http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/TS/uaag-html401-testsuite.html
>
>
>Open Action Items
>
>IJ: Add GECKO-API as reference in 6.4 as well as 6.2.
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002JulSep/0020.html
>
>IJ: Modifications to Checkpoint 4.1
>Change second sentence in bullet one to "Text rendered at different
>sizes
>should scale proportionally."
>Clarify that rounding may occur and is appearing.
>Clarify that 4.1-4.3 are for content only by adding "content" to
>provision one.
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002JulSep/0020.html
>
>IJ: Review whether to add word "content" in remaining checkpoints where
>content only is meant.
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002JulSep/0020.html
>
>IJ: In second sufficient technique, delete "so that the user may
>position
>them independently."
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002JulSep/0020.html
>
>IJ: - Add a statement to 6.2 in normative exclusion that exporting out
>of
>process may be useful.
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002JulSep/0020.html
>
>IJ: For checkpoint 4.14: Indicate in Note that allowing the user to
>select
>more than one style sheet may be a useful way to implement other
>requirements of this document. Also, if the user agent offers several
>default style sheets, the user agent can also use these to satisfy some
>requirements (e.g., available on the Web; this would allow user agents
>to
>improve accessiblity of deployed user agents).
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002JulSep/0020.html
>
>JG: Write up user scenarios for why non-text-based highlighting
>important
>for users; notably which users.
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002AprJun/0027.html
>See for additional questions:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002AprJun/0029.html
>
>JG: Add implementation of Checkpoint 3.1 from Konqueror
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002AprJun/0177.html
>
>JG: Add user style sheets for outline view requirements in Konqueror,
>Opera, Amaya and IE to implementation report for Checkpoint 10.5 Outline
>view
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002AprJun/0177.html
>
>JG: Acrobat 5.0 generates a navigation view, so implementation of
>Checkpoint 10.5
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002AprJun/0177.html
>
>JG: Add user style sheets as an implementation of configuring outline
>view,
>checkpoint 9.10
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002AprJun/0177.html
>
>JG: Add implementation of 5.3 Manual viewport open with Mozilla,
>Konqueror
>and Snufin
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002AprJun/0177.html
>
>JG: Add to implementation report of Checkpoint 4.4:
>PlexTalk by Plextor (audio, http://www.plextalk.org/)
>Victor Reader by VisuAide (audio, http://www.visuaide.com/dtbsol.html)
>Victor Soft reader by VisuAide (audio,
>http://www.visuaide.com/dtbsol.html)
>LpPlayer by Labyrinten (audio,
>http://www.labyrinten.se/english/index.html)
>eNounce (audio and video, http://www.enounce.com/)
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002AprJun/0177.html
>
>DP: Contact Loretta for information about how Adobe implements MSAA to
>get
>or provide information about rendered information in Acrobat Reader (for
>
>example).
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002JulSep/0020.html
>
>Completed Action Items
>
>JG: Contact Lofton Henderson to schedule meeting to look at Colin's test
>
>suite progress.
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002JulSep/0020.html
>Done: In process of seeing how many QA people can come
>
>TL: Send to the UAWG a pointer to text about the functionalities
>available
>through MSAA for access to rendering information (for techniques for
>6.4)
>Source:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002JulSep/0020.html
>Done:
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2002JulSep/0019.html
>
>
>Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
>Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
>Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
>MC-574
>College of Applied Life Studies
>University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
>1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820
>
>Voice: (217) 244-5870
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>
>E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
>
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>

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