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RE: crystal reports as html

From: Cynthia Waddell <Cynthia.Waddell@icdri.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 09:42:42 -0800
To: "Scarlett Julian \(ED\)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ABEHLPKCABOINNCJEJOLMEPGDDAA.Cynthia.Waddell@icdri.org>

You may very well need to add a link to a description of the graphs.  The
link would allow you to more fully describe the content of the graph.  When
I implemented this feature for government budget reports, I received calls
from citizens and employees alike reporting that for the first time they
could more easily understand the information in the graphs.  Pie charts and
statistical graphs were better understood by the majority of the population
when an explanatory link was provided.  I then required that authors of the
documents provide the description so that the web managers would not have to
spend their time interpreting the graph for posting on the web site.  It
also pushed awareness of accessibility and usability down to the creators of
the content.

Hope this comment is helpful,

Cynthia Waddell
(Former Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Officer)

Cynthia D. Waddell, JD
Executive Director
International Center for Disability Resources
     on the Internet
Law, Policy and Technology Consultant

ICDRI Offices in San Jose, California and
Raleigh, North Carolina USA

See my new book!
Constructing Accessible Web Sites

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Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 7:10 AM
To: 'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
Subject: crystal reports as html


we use Crystal Reports to present info on a web site linking to the rpt file
and letting it generate the HTML. Problem is that the mark-up is shocking;
we have several graphs in the reports and afaik there is no way to add an
alt attribute to the image of the graph in the HTML page. Can anyone help
please - pointers, advice etc would be so greatly appreciated.

may tia


Julian Scarlett
Education Web Officer
Information Systems
Education Directorate

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