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Re: WAVE 3.0 alpha


From: Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au
Date: Jan 23, 2003 10:48PM

Hello Paul,

A few more comments:

1. The "Explanation" file recommends use of alt="" rather than " " for
spacer images. our experience is that screen readers tend to announce the
file name if "" is used but not if " " (ie including a space) is used. Also
the "" is not text; a space is actually a text character.

2. The "Explanation" file suggests that you identify suspicious alt text -
can I suggest you add "space" to the list?

3. Three cheers for identifying background images and asking if they
contain real information - this is a common prcatice for compnay names and
logos and the branding and identification becomes lost if images are not
being viewed/looked at.

Cheers, Andrew
Dr Andrew Arch
Manager Online Accessibility Consulting, Vision Australia Foundation
Ph 613 9864 9222; Fax 613 9864 9210; Mobile 0438 755 565
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