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Re: Background Alt Tag


From: Big John
Date: Jun 10, 2003 2:52PM

Diane Bader wrote:
> One of our webmasters here wants to use a background on her page that has a
> picture imbedded on it. One reason is that it loads faster. Is there such
> a thing as an alt tag for the background on a website?? How would it be
> made accessible? or is this something that cannot be made accessible? I
> know that a alt tag can go on a .jpg, etc.

AFAIK, backgrounds can't have an alt, but you could put a tiny version
on the page as an img, and give that an alt (and a 'title' if you want).
If you don't want it to mess up the visuals just make it a transparent
gif. Screen readers will get it just fine.
Big John

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