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From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Oct 24, 2003 12:46PM


Regarding Joe Clark's assessment of the FIR, changes in the implementation
of the FIR technique have been quite rapid and other techniques which may
prove to be more accessible have been devised. Don't forget to read the
comments about these alternate implementations of the FIR technique.

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Julian Rickards
Digital Publications Distribution Coordinator
Publications Services Section
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Phone: (705) 670-5608
Fax: (705) 670-5690


> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Foliot - WATS.ca [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 2:36 PM
> To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Subject: RE: images as page headings
>
>
> Ant,
>
> I have had occasion to do this as well, and after some
> testing found that
> the following worked best:
>
> <h2 title="Wedding Resources"><a name="links"><img
> src="images/wedding_resources.jpg" width="450" height="80" border="0"
> alt="Wedding Resources"></a></h2>
> (source: http://www.allseasonsweddings.com/resources.html)
>
> I found that by adding the Title attribute to the <h> element
> ensured that
> the structural and semantic logic remained intact when images
> were disabled
> or when viewed in a text only browser (Lynx). Thus, screen reading
> technologies too will access the structural meaning of the header.
>
> Another method suggested (and favoured by Zeldman et al) is
> known as the FIR
> (Fahrner Image Replacement) method. However Joe Clark has apparently
> documented problems with this method on the latest ALA
> report, and while I
> have not read all of it, it's on my list of things to do.
> Apparently YMMV.
> (http://www.alistapart.com/articles/fir/)
>
> HTH
>
> JF
> --
> John Foliot <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Web Accessibility Specialist / Co-founder of WATS.ca
> Web Accessibility Testing and Services
> http://www.wats.ca 1.866.932.4878 (North America)
>
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Anthony Webster [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> > Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 5:43 AM
> > To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> > Subject: images as page headings
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have headings on a page that are actually images (because my
> > client's marketing dept wants the headings in their particular
> > corporate font). From searching the list archives I have seen
> > someone suggest:
> >
> > <h1><img src="welcome.gif" width="200" height="30" alt="Welcome"
> > border="0"></h1>
> >
> > Is this helpful to users of screen readers, or should I leave out
> > the h1 tags?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Ant
> >
> >
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