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RE: question about accessible pictures

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 09:42:49 -0500
To: Lisa Yayla <Lisa.Yayla@ks-huseby.no>, "'Jon Gunderson'" <jongund@uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
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Hi Lisa,
while there is not a specific tag, you could add information about the
purpose for the graphic in the "alt" or "title" of the picture. That
information would alert a blind user to the purpose of the graphic. I think
it is a great idea!

Jim Allan, Webmaster & Statewide Technical Support Specialist
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
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Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 3:45 AM
To: 'Jon Gunderson'; w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject: question about accessible pictures



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
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Sendt: 24. juli 2002 20:54
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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
Fax: (217) 333-0248

E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu

WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
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