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From: Geof Collis
Date: Feb 25, 2010 11:27AM


Hi Bevi

I think I will reword it just cuz I dont like error messages. :O)
Kind of like a zit on the face before a date. LOL

cheers

Geof

At 12:12 PM 2/25/2010, you wrote:
> From my research and testing, I've found that a quick identifier in the ALT
>text helps a) quickly convey the information to the user, and b) reduces the
>number of words I need to use.
>Some examples.
>Photo: sunset in Rocky Mountain forest.
>Logo: U.S. Forest Service.
>Pie chart: Number of blue widgets sold in 2009, by sales quarter. (This
>sample would also get a longdesc attribute to provide the chart's details.)
>
>I use a colon to separate the identifier from the text so that it pauses the
>screen reader for blind users, and also makes grammatical sense to sighted
>users.
>
>Geof, for your example I would write this.
>Download button: eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology software.
>Or...
>Download button: eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology software for
>individuals with
>physical disabilities.
>
>--Bevi Chagnon
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