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Re: img::longdesc: must it be a separate page?

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 13:44:34 +0100
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050606124434.GA27801@us-lot.org>

On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 08:39:32AM -0400, Orion Adrian wrote:
> Would it be alright to have an element in the page that had a style
> that was display: none but otherwise there?

If the user can't read it, then it isn't very accessible is it?

(Noting that long descriptions of images are useful to perfectly
sighted users who have images off but CSS on, and for users who have
trouble making out the details of the image but can turn their font
size up a lot to make out text, and that plenty of people with vision
related handicaps use screen readers (rather then true aural browsers)
which don't read text which isn't displayed), and etc etc etc).

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Monday, 6 June 2005 12:44:36 UTC

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