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Re: alt text on img sources, and best software to inspect html code with a screen reader

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From: Bryan Garaventa
Date: Oct 31, 2011 10:24AM


Exactly, this is only useful in extremely rare circumstances.

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> Bryan Garaventa wrote:
>
>> It's best to make certain that such functionality is totally useless to
>> AT and keyboard users before doing it though, otherwise you would be
>> introducing equivalence issues.
>
> And the only reason the functionality would be totally useless to
> keyboard users if the link went to something that was totally
> inaccessible via keyboard, like some kind of mouse driven app.
> Even then, a lot of keyboard users can pull up mouse equivalents
> in a pinch if necessary (e.g. by using mouse keys or Dragon's
> mousegrid), so hiding things from keyboard users is generally not
> a good plan.
>
> -Deborah
>