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Re: Making HTML text invisible to screen readers.


From: Austin, Darrel
Date: Nov 21, 2007 11:40AM

> well, if it has an caption than i would classify it as more than just
> decoration (like a rounded corner would be). so why don't you give
> your blind visitors also an idea of what is shown here. blind people
> also might want to get an "emotional impression" of your site, of what
> you have to say and to show.

It's purely decorative. It's an intranet, and it's a random picture of
one of our buildings as an element in the header graphics, with the
caption just naming the building. The caption would be something like
'County Courthouse' so pretty much described the image. Doesn't really
add to the content of the page, though.

> on the other hand, if it is just a photo credit, then you might render
> it into the image (that's what i'm sometimes doing with important
> background images). but i know, this is far from optimal.

Yea, I think that's the only viable option. Given that this is a
SharePoint site (shudder!) I'm not about to figure out how to get
dynamic image rendering working.

It was more of a curiosity question, though. Thanks for all the answers!