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Re: Data needed for presentation

From: Mike Burks <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 00:06:09 -0500
Message-ID: <006b01be28b1$f181f160$6324450c@oemcomputer>
To: "Christine A. Quinn" <cquinn@stanford.edu>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Lynn Alford" <Lynn.Alford@jcu.edu.au>
I do believe search engines index alt tags, but they do not index images.


Mike Burks
-----Original Message-----
From: Lynn Alford <Lynn.Alford@jcu.edu.au>
To: Christine A. Quinn <cquinn@stanford.edu>; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 1998 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: Data needed for presentation

>At 10:41 AM -0800 15/12/98, Christine A. Quinn wrote:
>>Season's Greetings to the WAI list.
>>I've put together a presentation for web folks here at Stanford to let
>>know of the resources available for ensuring accessibility.  However,
>>I wanted to quote some numbers to make the issue more real.
>>I have tried to find some data on the web about visual impairment
>>in the population and have been unsuccessful.  Anyone know
>>of a source, or have the data themselves?
>When doing the presentation, have you considered mentioning that some of
>the most important vistors to a web site are effectively blind?  The
>various robots from search engines need accessible sites to be able to
>index them.
>Fun for the day, do a search on "you need a better browser" in altavista to
>have a brief look at some sites that have not considered their search
>engine profile at all.
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