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Hi. You might even consider the use of CSS or Cascading Style
sheets. These are documents that will allow you to determine the
layout and look of your page, and you could do amazing things with
them: like hiding text from the sighted viewer, yet exposing
those texts to screen readers. Many web pages take this approach
when implementing the "Skip to navigation" or "Skip to content"
links. This wold mean that while your web page is well described
for your blind visitors, all those info considered unnecessary to
the sighted would be hidden from them. So they would see your
images, while those images would have descriptions tagged and read
out to the low vision or the blind without any apparent
unnecessary clutter. Contact me off list if you are interested to
take this approach. Cheers!
On 5/3/2019 6:52 AM, David & his
pack of dogs wrote:
Kevin, My business “The Diamond Touch
Dog Rehabilitation Centre” is training problem dogs. My
logo is a picture of my former guide dog. On my website
thediamondtouchdog.ca I have my grad picture with him in it
and a brief text for the screen reader users to describe the
picture. For me, nothing more annoying then when the screen
reader just reads out graphic or link. The screen reader
users have no idea what the graphic is. I believe in 022 all
websites in Canada must by law be accessible for the blind.
The text is imbedded. So both groups, the sighted and
screen reader users are happy.
Kevin, It kind of
depends on whether the graphic is for esthetics or to
pretty up the page, or if it is supposed to represent
a button or link. A very brief description of the
pictural would be nice in stead of just hearing,
“Graphic.” All buttons or links that are used to
perform a vital function on the page must be labeled.
that I have noticed lately with control elements on
web pages are combo boxes that do not say whatis in
them when you hit Enter to open them. I hear JAWS
make the sound when forms mode is open, but when I
press the down arrow, all I hear is krikets, not even
“Blank.” I found this recently on a page where I
needed to fill in my address. The State is usually
handled with a combo box and you can enter the combo
box and hit the first letter of your state and hear
those states read, but this site did not work that
I am using
Firefox, JAWS 18 on a Windows 7 machine. By the way,
I am only running with 3 gigs of ram and have not
experienced any of the hangs and sluggishness that all
of those on here with the latest of everything seem to
be reporting. I don’t upgrade anything until it just
will not work anymore or MS stops supporting.
Love in Christ
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but
against the rulers, against the powers, against the
world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual
forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you
will be able to resist in the evil day, and having
done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:12, 13
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2019 9:18 AM
Subject: Graphics and pictures on a web
Hello, I’m taking
a web development class. The final project is to
create a detailed web site. AS a blind user I want to
make this site as user friendly to screen readers. I
have some scenarios below. Please provide me with
feedback on what works for you.
Link has a graphic
and there is no text. Would you prefer just the link,
text and graphic? Or it doesn’t say there is a graphic
and does say link and then text telling you the use of
There is a picture
used for decorative purposes. The screen reader
recognizes the picture and says graphic. Sometimes
there will be text and other times no text. Would you
prefer the screen reader saying graphic and then the
text explaining the picture? Or just the graphic? Or
nothing at all?
When the graphics
do have text do you like it to be very detailed? Or is
it okay to just say something like “more information”?
I say “more information as I have seen this many
Those that use
something to in large the text, what colors work best
for you when viewing a web site?
If you have any
other comments about problems you encounter on a web
site let me know.