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Re: Book Covers - alt="" ?


From: Shawn Bridges
Date: Feb 26, 2012 11:12AM

Thank you in Augusta Maine! Excellent!
On Feb 26, 2012 12:07 PM, "John E Brandt" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Think about what the screen reader will "read" when it "looks at" you web
> page and how this will come across to the user. Remember, the screen reader
> application will say "Image" first and then read your ALT description. The
> screen reader application will also say "Link:" and reads the text that is
> linked when links appear on the web page. Think semantics.
> If it were a web page full of images of random covers of books, then "a
> display of book covers (or book jackets)" would be fine. If it is a catalog
> page where each image is the book cover but links to a shopping cart to
> purchase that book, the ALT might be something like "Book cover: title of
> book - activate link to purchase."
> ~j
> John E. Brandt
> www.jebswebs.com
> 207-622-7937
> Augusta, Maine, USA
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Shawn Bridges
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2012 4:21 PM
> Subject: [WebAIM] Book Covers - alt="" ?
> The page I'm coding is covered in book covers. The content of the page has
> text about the books. But the text on the books impossible to read. Do I
> suggest to remove them or null the alt by alt="" ? I am stumped on how to
> make them accessible even you can't even read the text. Or do I long
> descrip
> them? Any coders input on this?
> Shawn