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Re: Hiding Legends


From: James Nurthen
Date: Oct 16, 2008 6:30PM

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 17:01, Dean Hamack < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Obviously, the only way I'm going to be able to illustrate why you would
> want to hide legends for sighted users is with a live example. So here you
> go:
> http://www.bushidodesigns.net/form1.htm
> Yes, it looks atrocious. But I've been in this business for ten years, and
> believe me, I've seen worse looking comps from designers.
> I wholeheartedly agree that it's better to use text instead of images. But
> I
> can tell you from personal experience I have fought that battle with
> business people and designers before, and it's a battle you will never win.
> It might work with Joe The Plumber, but it won't work with someone like
> Amazon, Microsoft, or Facebook. Big companies care about two things -
> aesthetics, and speed. Accessibility and best practices are secondary.
> The above example is 100% valid XHTML, uses best practices (css image
> sprites, semantic markup, etc.), looks exactly the same on
> IE/Firefox/Safari, and degrades beautifully for print and mobile devices.
> And according to Total Valuator, it rates "Level A" Conformance to Web
> Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Did you test this in Windows High Contrast mode?