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Re: Image maps and JAWS


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Nov 29, 2004 7:54AM


You really need to have redundent text links for all the AREA
links, since none of the major browsers will render ALT text
for AREA defined image hot spots, when images are turned off.
This is important for people with low vision, who do not use
screen readers or magnifiers.

Try using the Opera browser (http://www.opera.com) and
toggling off images (G key). It is the easiest browser to
toggle off images.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 14:51:36 +0100 (CET)
>From: "lists38"
>Subject: [WebAIM] Image maps and JAWS
>To: "WebAIM Discussion List"
>I am just implementing a site using image maps with ALT text
for all
>areas. According to Dive into Accessibility, Building
Accessible web sites
>and all others that is enough (I am aware of the issue of
users with low
>vision though).
>What puzzles me is that my evaluation copy of Jaws and Fangs
both do not
>show any of the navigation. Is that a setting in Jaws?
>Chris Heilmann
>http://icant.co.uk/ | http://www.onlinetools.org/
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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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