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Re: question about Div tags and content images


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Jan 27, 2005 2:13PM

skeegan wrote:
> 1. Is there a way to place an alternative text attribute to communicate
> information to screen-readers?

As I mentioned on the Accessifyforum, you may want to look at proper
image replacement techniques and read up on their various accessibility
issues http://www.mezzoblue.com/tests/revised-image-replacement/

> 2. Is this just an improper use of the DIV tag and should developers be
> made aware that this image and content should be placed using the IMG tag?

If the images are not purely visual fluff, then yes, one should either
use a proper IMG element or, at a stretch, a replacement technique.

Patrick H. Lauke