‘Building Accessible Websites’ World Domination Tour 2002

Chapter 6.  The image problem
The image problem

This chapter alone is reason enough to buy the book.

  • “Online imagery is a core concern in accessibility”
  • More than half the battle: Make images accessible and you’ve taken the single biggest step toward accessibility
  • First-, second-, and third-level accessibility (alt, title, longdesc)
  • How to write long descriptions
  • Why not to use D-links
  • Problem cases: 40 different types of images explained (from advertising to Webcams), with best advice for making each of them accessible. Nowhere else are you going to find advice this detailed
  • “Special ‘Advertising’ Supplement” shows real-life online advertisements and text equivalents (you’ll love the Icelandic, Finnish, and Portuguese examples)

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