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Re: accessibility for non readers

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 16:21:07 -0400 (EDT)
To: jonathan chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
cc: love26@gorge.net, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9905041612590.3421-100000@tux.w3.org>
I agree that the tooltips is a problem. This question is addressed by the
User Agent Accessibility Guidelines. In fact it is an implementation detail,
but one which is fairly common among graphically oriented browsers.

Among graphic designers which don't do this are Amaya, Opera (but it does
give popups if the images are links - the link destination is in the popup).
I suspect EIA, a graphical browser designed for adults with brain injuries,
might handle things nicely too.

Charles McCathieNevile

On Tue, 4 May 1999, jonathan chetwynd wrote:

  however tooltips do not easily turn off, which is very distracting and
  negative if you cannot read.
  Also you are misguided about glyphs, Tv is very popular as are cartoons.
  Most of our students follow soaps with ease. The sound is not essential
  though obviously helpful.

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