RE: Synonym for "cycle through"

Subject: RE: Synonym for "cycle through"
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: 'Dossy Shiobara' <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 15:53:54 +0000

Dossy Shiobara pontificated: "Pro-tip: Blind people can't read screenshots. Using screenshots to
supplement writing is great; using screenshots instead of writing is FAIL."

To which I would add, this isn't a concern in a user guide not intended specifically for the visually impaired; and in any case, it is a concern only if the application itself is intended to support visually impaired users.

Pro-tip: Know the target audience before you offer accessibility criticism or advice.


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Subject: Re: Synonym for "cycle through"

Pro-tip: Blind people can't read screenshots. Using screenshots to
supplement writing is great; using screenshots instead of writing is FAIL.


On 10/14/11 11:31 AM, Lynne Wright wrote:
> Here's a tip though... rather than using descriptive passages, such as "has a black background with white text"... if you really need to give readers an idea of what they're dealing with, why not include a screen shot instead? Then they can see what the arrows and crowded markers (whatever they are) look like. Its quicker and easier for readers to take in info from an illustration, rather than having to plow through a long string of words describing the window.

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References:
Synonym for "cycle through": From: Haber, Ryan
RE: Synonym for "cycle through": From: Lynne Wright
Re: Synonym for "cycle through": From: Dossy Shiobara

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