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Re: Image maps and JAWS


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Date: Nov 29, 2004 11:32AM

On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 14:51:36 +0100 (CET), lists38 wrote:

> 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).

While I like to avoid image maps like the plague, if you MUST use
them, you may want to think about creating them via Dave Shea's CSS
Sprites technique [1]. I've used it on occasion to accomplish an
image map effect that proves to be accessible to assistive

[1] http://www.alistapart.com/articles/sprites/

Bryce Fields, Web Developer
Where I Work: Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Where I Play: www.royalrodent.com

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