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From: Laurie Davis-Covin
Date: Nov 1, 2002 7:57AM

As I have the time to review items in this forum, I find that some give
rise to many different thoughts on the issue of accessibility and the
techniques used to make Web pages accessible.
I would like to hear your thoughts on the following situation.

Someone asked me - if in lieu of inserting a descriptive link before their
simple data table, which is a gif file,
would it be considered accessible to make the table a link to the
description of the table. In the alt tag say, for instance,
"This is an image of a table listing names of members under each of three
different departments,
A, B and C; the link leads to a description of this table."

Personally, it appears to me to be a bit contrived - and the table, as a
gif file, begins its life as being less accessible.
But, please give me your opinions. I've learned so much from this forum!

Laurie Davis-Covin, Web Specialist
SAIC @ National Institute of
Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive
Admin. Building, Room E 220
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Ph: 301-975-8027

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