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From: adam qureshi
Date: May 23, 2011 3:36PM


Hi

Hi all i am interested to make a site where user can post / comment on
accessibility issues , section 508 and even post screen shots of code/ and
comps. something like dribbble but for accessibility , seems like there are
many people in this group who would be able to benefit from open discussions
about problems for accessible sites . Let me know what you guys think? and i
can send out invites (private) only to professionals who are interested in
web accessibility . It would be then an invite system that im thinking off ,
Pleas do let me know your thoughts and if this idea could be useful

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 2:00 PM, < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

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> 1. Re: [?? Probable Spam] UNLABELLED GRAPHICS/PHOTOS (Tania)
> 2. Re: [?? Probable Spam] UNLABELLED GRAPHICS/PHOTOS
> (Bevi Chagnon | PubCom)
> 3. Re: [?? Probable Spam] UNLABELLED GRAPHICS/PHOTOS
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> 4. Re: Mobile App Accessibility ( <EMAIL REMOVED> )
> 5. Content in background images (Angela Colter)
> 6. Re: Content in background images (Jimmy Chandler)
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> From: Tania < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 11:21:06 +0800
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] [?? Probable Spam] UNLABELLED GRAPHICS/PHOTOS
> 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 .
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2011 11:55 AM
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] [?? Probable Spam] UNLABELLED GRAPHICS/PHOTOS
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> 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
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tania" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] [?? Probable Spam] UNLABELLED GRAPHICS/PHOTOS
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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?
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Hicks" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> To: < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] [?? Probable Spam] UNLABELLED GRAPHICS/PHOTOS
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> 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
>>>