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From: Tania
Date: May 22, 2011 9:27PM


our blind group had gone to meet the management to highlight problems. when
they were unresponsive, we had gone to the media about it.
we have a toothless accessibility act ; even many govt websites are
inaccessible. this is the third world- we face ignorance, indifference and
outright discrimination here .


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Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2011 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] [?? Probable Spam] UNLABELLED GRAPHICS/PHOTOS


When it occurs I usually will contact the company or organization that owns
the site explaining the specific issues that I encountered and when possible
how it might be remedied.
Chuck
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Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:48 PM
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this group has often discussed best practices in making websites accessible
from developer's angle. the other side of accessibility is what users of
assistive tech can do when they encounter such inaccessible sites.
does this very knowledgeable group have any answers to this?

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From: "John Hicks" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
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Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] [?? Probable Spam] UNLABELLED GRAPHICS/PHOTOS


Please ignore my reply, which was written before I had received the
important info about this!
So, it is part of the Login Procedure... can't get more critical than
that, that is for sure
good day

Le 19/04/2011 09:41, John Hicks a écrit :
> Are you sure that the screen reader needs to know about these graphics?
> Sounds like they are neither functional nor information bearing to me.
>
> Are they just background images and/or decoration?
>
>
> Le 18/04/2011 09:48, Tania a écrit :
>>
>> I came across a website that does not label graphics/photos with alt
>> text. They used empty quote marks like this:
>>
>> alt= ""
>>
>>
>>
>> The graphics were positioned using CSS.
>>
>> With the above combination, I found that
>>
>> 1.. JAWS do not identify the graphics at all when navigating with
>> arrow keys.
>> 2.. Clicking on the graphic with a mouse and invoking the JAWS 'LABEL
>> GRAPHIC function' produced message that said "the cursor is not
>> positioned on a graphic."
>>
>>
>> QUESTION:
>>
>> In such an instance, other than asking the website to rectify codes in
>> their webpage, how else can screenreader users get label for the graphics
>> ?
>>
>>
>>
>> thanks
>>
>> tania
>>