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Re: is this "readable"?


From: Kevin Galvin
Date: Jan 22, 2003 5:06AM

Hi Elaine

My point is not wholly to do with your question, but may be of use to you all the same. I just wanted to draw attention to the type of images that you used as buttons in the below mentioned page (may not be important if the images are not on the final site). However you might want to look at the clarity of the text and the contrast of the text on the background colour (in particular the white lines running through the buttons), to a low vision user - these buttons may cause a readability problem.

Regards Kevin

Note: if you do decide to do away with the white lines, you may think of using a combination of TEXT, <TD>'s and CSS to get your desired MouseOver effect instead of using images altogether (with there inherent problems, re-sizing etc).

Kevin Galvin
Open Interface Ltd

Phone: +353 1 2845 709
Fax: +353 1 2845 714

----- Original Message -----
From: "Elaine Nelson" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 4:52 PM
Subject: is this "readable"?

> I saw the recent links to cinnamon.nl, and their navigation element seemed perfect for a couple of things that I'm working on right now. but it occurred to me yesterday that I wasn't sure if a navigation element created this way would be "visible" to screen readers. on one of the projects, it's not that big a deal, but on the other, it's a *very* big deal. (as in, I'm thinking about using it for the college's main site.)
> could somebody with JAWS and/or IBM Page Reader take a look and see how it reads this page:
> http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/test/cr-webapps/justnav.html
> (it should have a list with three links and one unlinked list item)
> thanks!
> Elaine Nelson
> work: http://www.pierce.ctc.edu
> notWork: http://www.epersonae.com
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