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From: Carol Foster
Date: Sep 26, 2002 7:37AM


Just wondering about opinions on using the ">" symbol for things like crumb
separators and so forth. I notice the WebAIM site uses them, e.g. on
http://www.webaim.org/howto/captions/

We are working on a site where this symbol is used to point to the current
heading in the left nav. JAWS says "greater", which could be pretty
confusing. Should we go to the trouble of making a graphic version, as I
have heard suggested, with alt text something like "the current topic is:"?
Or any other suggestions?

Thanks!
Carol

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University of Massachusetts, President's Office
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