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Advice needed ALT text PA stateparks


From: Paul Bohman
Date: Sep 7, 2000 1:55AM

In answer to your questions about the website www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/ :
Questions: what do you think of the current alt text? Is there a different wording you'd suggest? Should some description be moved to another page, and pointed to by a longdesc and/or d-link?
Answers: I like the descriptive alt tags. I am not blind, so I don't have to listen to them, but I found them to be thoughtful and appropriate. Sometimes I think that those who use screen readers are missing out on a lot of the affective appeal of the well-designed web sites. The alt tags on these pages are not exactly "worth a thousand words" as a substitute for the pictures, but that's a good thing too. They are both descriptive and brief. I think that's a good combination.