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Re: Handling Graphs and charts (Was RE: Alt (was Re: longdesc)

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 13:30:46 -0500
Message-ID: <001501c4e78b$30e39c70$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>, "John Colby" <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>, "Katie Smith" <ksmith@no10.x.gsi.gov.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>


Using jaws 6.0, while navigating the table, my jaws crashed.  I didn't have 
to restart my system, but I did have to restart jaws.

Thanks I do like the concept though.

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>
To: "John Colby" <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>; "Katie Smith" 
<ksmith@no10.x.gsi.gov.uk>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: Handling Graphs and charts (Was RE: Alt (was Re: longdesc)

Here are some examples of the text equivalents generated the
Accessible Web Publishing Wizard for Microsoft Office [1].
The text tables are generated automatically by the Wizard and
put in-line with the html content. I would be interested in
people comments about the text table accessibility and putting
the text equivalents in-line with the graphical chart.




[1] http://cita.disability.uiuc.edu/software/office

---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 15:20:17 -0000
>From: "John Colby" <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>
>Subject: Handling Graphs and charts (Was RE: Alt  (was Re:
>To: "Katie Smith" <ksmith@no10.x.gsi.gov.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>   Just a thought
>   If there is a graph it shoudl be pretty obvious
>   visually. So how about, for a graph or chart
>   alt="Chart showing (chart title) - for detail follow
>   the link (name of link)" substituting (chart title)
>   and (name of link) as appropriate. In the link then,
>   accessible to both sighted and non-sighted users,  a
>   full description of the chart and its data if
>   appropriate (not just the data as that then becomes
>   a meaningless table), the full description
>   highlighting what the author intends, describing,
>   for instance, trends over time.
>   This way we havedle the brevity of an alt with a
>   full statement of the substantive content of the
>   chart and not fiddle about with stuf not intended to
>   be used in teh way we're using it. Yes, we could use
>   longdesc, but that has its problems and is normally
>   hidden from sighted users.
>   John

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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