WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

RE: Inactive Buttons - ALT Tags?


From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Dec 22, 2005 8:20AM

> To begin with, text in an image cannot be enlargened or
> changed to a more readable font. (Some browsers allow zooming
> in general, but IE doesn't.)

You can do this in IE if you set the height/width in ems, but you will
get a loss of image quality unless you are using a scalable image type.

> If you want to make a submit button disabled until some
> fields have been filled, the only accessible and reasonable
> approach is to generate it in JavaScript, naturally with
> <noscript><input type="submit" ...></noscript> In the

I'd recommend using a submit button also, but not to use noscript.
Noscript content is not read by JAWS, whether scripting is enabled or
not, so it would be better to use the standard submit button and use
javascript to modify the disabled attribute to be disabled="disabled".
Then, if scripting is off, the button will work (and your data
validation will need to take place server-side).


Andrew Kirkpatrick
Accessibility Engineer
Adobe Systems