Re: ALT attribute for IMG tag

Subject: Re: ALT attribute for IMG tag
From: Chet Ensign <censign -at- INTERSERV -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 1997 14:16:46 -0800

Nancy Hoft wrote:

>> Another reason to use the ALT attribute with the IMG tag is that the
>> text you type is used to "read" to people with disabilities.

There is an initiative under the framework of a group called ICADD (I believe
that stands for Int'l Center for Accessible Document Design -- but I will have
to check on it.) that seeks to address the broad issue of making documents
accessible. It uses attributes like the ALT tag to identify how text should be
treated for braille, visual readers, etc. The attributes were included in the
HTML 2.0 DTD design, but I don't know if they were included in the latest
standards.

By the way Nancy, I used to live near Houghton. How's the snow this year?


Best regards,

/chet

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