macs for the blind?
I've battled the hassle of standardized ALT tags in Mac IE 5.2 and Safari 1.0 for the past few weeks. Project specs require full ADA compliance and that includes ALT, TITLE, and header tags on everything (gah!). My pain? Mac's seem to not like ALT tags–no, no, that's not right… they don't even comprehend them. I see them in the code, I see TITLE and header tags, but not ALTs! Why?! Why Steve why?!
So, I've been querying Mac … enthusists … about this anomoly. One just admitted that he's never noticed it (and this is coming from a developer?!) and figures that since Macs are very astetically pleasing and do not have any (?) screen readers available, the functionality just isn't there.
"You buy a Mac for the UI experience–something blind individuals aren't interested in."
So, with this just fueling the fire, I continue my search for a way to ADA-comply with these poor blind, Mac users.