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[ot] RE: help with longdesc needed

From: Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 16:14:58 +0100
To: "Scarlett Julian \(ED\)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EBEPLGMHCDOJJJPCFHEFIEHOFDAA.danny666@virgilio.it>
Off-topic really, but there doesn't seem to be any mention of the one-way


(Turning back from Tinsley Viaduct *again*)


Danny Ayers
<stuff> http://www.isacat.net </stuff>

>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
>Behalf Of Simon White
>Sent: 13 March 2002 18:17
>To: Charles McCathieNevile; Scarlett Julian (ED)
>Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>Subject: RE: help with longdesc needed
>In addition to the answer from chaals, is it possible to provide a
>description that will provide a description that will direct
>people to certain car parks dependent upon how they enter the
>city? I notice that there is a description of what lies to the
>South, North, East, West, etc, so using landmarks near here, would
>my idea also be a viable option.
>I say this because I used a screenreader and found I was confused
>(although I am not blind I like to use the technology that my
>users could well be using). This is by no means a fault of your
>department Julian, it is difficult to pin down the best method of
>providing directions to someone, sighted or not! *grin*
>Particularly if they do not know the City of Sheffield well.
>Looking at the page in Lynx provided me with some other
>thoughts... the links around the map (in the graphical form) take
>the user in the direction described graphically. However, I am not
>sure that this comes across like that in a text-only browser.
>Again, this is only my observation and I hope that it has been of
>help to you.
>Kind regards
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org]
>Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 16:17
>To: Scarlett Julian (ED)
>Cc: 'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
>Subject: Re: help with longdesc needed
>Well, I don't use much AT (does an external mouse and large fonts
>count?) but
>as atypically text-only user who drives to car parks I would be looking for
>street names and intersection information - carpark is at carver ste=reet,
>between city hall and johnson st, etc.
>On Wed, 13 Mar 2002, Scarlett Julian (ED) wrote:
>  Hi all
>  my colleagues and I are having trouble getting a longdesc for a
>car parking
>  map correct. The URI is below and we *know* that there are certain things
>  wrong (such as using reference numbers from the map in the
>description) but
>  we would really appreciate it if some AT/screenreader users could give us
>  some input. Many thanks in advance.

  Julian Scarlett
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  Education Directorate
  Sheffield City Council
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