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Re: DRAFT response Re[2]: Request for PFWG WAI review of Omitting alt Attribute for Critical Content

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 14:52:46 -0500
Message-ID: <007d01c831f8$403f2670$0701a8c0@HANDS>
To: <unagi69@concentric.net>, "Al Gilman" <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>

True, but even if you set jaws to labeled graphics which is most people's 
favorite and the default setting for html, my epxperience still shows that 
you get indiciation that there is a graphic on a stand alone image when 
either alt="" or alt=" " is used.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@unagi69.cnc.net>
To: "Al Gilman" <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>; <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: DRAFT response Re[2]: Request for PFWG WAI review of Omitting 
alt Attribute for Critical Content



aloha, al!

you asked, quote:

> Somebody please confirm or deny this.  Do screen readers
> actually skip images with @alt=""?

yes -- and here's some hard data for you....

in the HTML Options in JAWS configuration manager, for example, the
following settings have been available since 5.x -- note that a left
parenthesis followed by a space and then a right parenthesis indicates a
radio button (all of the options below, save for one edit box, are radio
buttons)

---- Begin JAWS HTML Graphics Options ----
Graphic Verbosity
( ) No Graphics
( ) Tagged Graphics
( ) All Graphics

Graphics Options
( ) Use Title
( ) Use Alt Attribute
( ) Use "OnMouseOver ToolTip"
( ) Use Longest
( ) Custom Search String
     Define Graphic Option Search Order (edit box)
     alt|title|src

Graphical Link Last Resort:
( ) Use Image's src
( ) Use Anchor's href
---- End JAWS HTML Graphics Options ----

gregory.
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