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RE: Background Alt Tag

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From: Glenda
Date: Jun 10, 2003 2:59PM


Hi Diane,

I would use caution when using a background image. Not only in there the
ALT to consider for those using screen readers, but also text-background
colour contrast. A background image may make the text difficult to read,
particularly by those with visual impairments or learning disabilities.
Just a thought.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Glenda


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Subject: Background Alt Tag


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.

Thanks for your help!

Diane Bader
Department of Transportation


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