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RE: wave file as alt tag?

From: David Bolnick <davebo@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Sun, 16 May 1999 18:15:26 -0700
Message-ID: <FFD1BA74C6A7D111A09500805F9F88F50C44CDF9@RED-MSG-43>
To: "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>, poehlman@clark.net
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
As long as you remember that deaf-blind and certain other conditions require
the alt text as text to read.

David A. Bolnick, Ph.D.
Accessibility Program Manager: Multimedia, Telecommunications
Producer: Microsoft Enable Productions
Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA  98052
E-mail: davebo@microsoft.com     Web: http://microsoft.com/enable

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Kynn Bartlett [mailto:kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com] 
Sent:	Sunday, May 16, 1999 12:36 PM
To:	poehlman@clark.net
Cc:	w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject:	Re: wave file as alt tag?

David wrote:
> Suppose you could capture the sound of an image say a bullet or a
> picture of a tea kettle and put that sound in a wave file?  Suppose
> further that you could then identify that sound once and then let it
> stand for its self due to its uniqueness?  would it be appropriate to
> use it as an alt tag considering that some actually many people will
> not hear it but for those who can process and hear it, it would render
> well and uniquely?

You could use CSS to make this an aural icon or use OBJECT
to make it an aural "alt" text.

Received on Sunday, 16 May 1999 21:15:40 UTC

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