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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 00:34:54 -0400
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To: "'EOWG'" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

    * . 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.  Not clear how they apply 
to PDF.

Received on Friday, 20 August 2004 04:39:25 UTC

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