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Re: Content in background images


From: Dean Hamack
Date: May 24, 2011 12:39PM

If you want to cover all your accessibility bases AND have the flexibility
to optimize for mobile/change styles quickly, you can add a small
transparent image with your alt text like so:


On 5/24/11 10:18 AM, " <EMAIL REMOVED> "
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> I know multiple users who disable images. Sometimes it's a
> disability reason -- visual processing disorders,
> non-neurotypicality, or seizure disorders which make the images
> a distraction or a trigger. Sometimes it's a slow connection, as
> you say. Sometimes it's because they're browsing in a public
> place and are worried about what the images will show.
> In my experience, it's rare, but not so rare as to not be worth
> considering. And like I said, several of those users are
> specifically doing it for accessibility purposes.
> -Deborah