Re: Longdesc attribute for images

Jerry Weichbrodt wrote the following:

> Yes, it's true that graphical browsers used without AT have little use for
> the long description since the non-AT user presumeably can view the image
> directly.

Hmmm.  Not entirely true - I have low vision myself, and I sometimes have
difficulty seeing detailed graphics, such as charts/graphs/etc.  A
description can help fill in the details for me.  I don't use a
screenreader, but I find things like alt tags, d-links, etc. to be quite
useful, because they let me know what I *didn't* see, if that makes sense.


Rachel H. Tanenhaus, MPH
Information Specialist
New England ADA and Accessible IT Center
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Received on Wednesday, 18 June 2003 11:04:30 UTC