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WCAG 2.0 Quick Tips initial update from Nov 2003

From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 20:31:35 -0400
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    * . Images & animations: Textually describe each visual using the 
appropriate attribute.
    * Image maps. Use a textual description for each region having multiple 
    * Multimedia. Provide captioning and transcripts of audio, and 
descriptions of video.
    * Hypertext links. Use text that makes sense when read out-of-context. 
For example, avoid "click here."
    * Page organization. Use headings, lists, and consistent structure. Use 
CSS for layout and consistent style where possible.
    * Graphs & charts. Summarize or use an attribute linking to a long 
textual description.
    * Scripts, applets, & plug-ins. Provide alternative content in case 
active features are inaccessible or unsupported.
    * Frames. Use an alternative element with meaningful titles.
    * Tables. Make line-by-line reading sensible. Summarize.
    * Check your work. Validate. Use tools, checklists, and guidelines 
developed for the applications you use.
The above generalizes the quick tips to remove their dependence on HTML (or
XML) -- they should apply to any markup language, as WCAD 2.0 assertedly
is.  I'm not clear how they apply to PDF.

I did this from the previous public draft -- and sent this to WAI-EO then in
preparation for an eventual updating of the Quick Tips card of which I was the
originator long ago.

Please consider this as a draft -- and make suggestions.  WAI-EO would be
pleased to have this available when the WAI 2.0 document is ready.

Regards/Harvey Bingham
Invited Expert, WAI

Regards/Harvey Bingham
Received on Saturday, 21 August 2004 00:50:31 UTC

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