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From: ruth_k_marshall@standardlife.com
Date: Oct 28, 2003 7:43AM



Hi Ed,

I refer to the Royal National Institute of the Blind's (RNIB) web page at
http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/publicwebsite/public_wac_waicheckpoints.hcsp
and in particular checkpoint 1, Provide a text equivalent for every
non-text element (WAI 1.1).

RNIB recommend that a longer description of the image is provided in text
accompanying the image or that an alternative link to a separate page
containing information about the image is conveyed. The HTML "longdesc"
attribute can be added to the image code, linking to the same page but like
you say, not all browsers support this attribute. If you choose to
continue using this attribute it should not be used as a sole means of
linking to a page which has information on the content of the image.

Regards, Ruth


Ruth Marshall

The Standard Life Assurance Company
Dundas House
Group E-commerce Development
1st Floor
20 Brandon Street
Edinburgh
EH3 5PP

Tel: 0131 246 6376 ext 66376
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