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The Alt attribute still shows up the text on screen. What I am
saying is that you could hide the text of the alt attribute from
sighted users with CSS and still expose it to screen readers.
On 5/3/2019 8:41 AM, Richard Turner
Yes, CSS is great for setting up default fonts, margins, and more.
But, for alternative text on graphics, you can just use
ält="" and put the text between the quotes within the image
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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
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.
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.
problem 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
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that you will be able to resist in the evil
day, and having done everything, to stand
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Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2019
Subject: Graphics and pictures on a
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 the link.
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?
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 times.
use something to in large the text, what
colors work best for you when viewing a web
have any other comments about problems you
encounter on a web site let me know.