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RE: evaluating Web accessibility software


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Jul 25, 2003 8:52AM

Some browsers provide access to TITLE/ALT attribute information through
tooltip features (mouse hovering over element brings up a popup window of
the TITLE content), but this is problematic since many useres do not know
how or in some cases cannot style tooltip information and also the user
needs to know where to hover the mouse to get access. Not all users can
use a mouse. If they are having trouble viewing the image they may not
think of trying to search for TITLE attribute information. In either case
it places a huge burden on the user with low vision or a cognitive
disability to access and style the information.


At 10:36 AM 7/25/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Jon wrote:
> > 8. ... Note: ALT for AREA element is not rendered by any
> > major browser,
> > so should be considered and inaccessible technique, unless there are
> > redundant text links in the document.
>What about the TITLE attribute in the AREA element? Might that not be used
>as a replacement for ALT?
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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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