The Text-Only technique


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The Text-Only technique

>> There are some accessibility techniques that while good intentioned have proven to be ineffectual or have even harmed accessibility in their implementation. In this chapter we'll discuss three of those techniques and the problems that they pose. The first is the practice of creating text only pages. This is an alternate version of a webpage with all images, multimedia and formatting stripped out. The idea is to create a second version of every page on the site. Every page on the web site would then link to its text only version and that would be the one with the intention that people with disabilities would access the text only version.

Providing a text only page is mentioned in the section 508 rules as a technique to follow when compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way. Alternative pages are also mentioned in WCAG 1.0, although this guideline does not specifically state that the page must be text only, but simply that it be an alternative that has equivalent information an...

The Text-Only technique
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