This tends to disenfranchise some users, however. When we put up web pages to provide information to our clientele, we need to remember their limitations, and make our information accessible. Deaf readers need text support for sound clips, as well as visual clues to any audio stimuli, including beeps and bells. Blind readers need to be able to access the information content through text presented in a linear manner, so that it can be rendered as sound by their specialized equipment. Readers at the end of a telephone line need access to the information content even when they turn off display of inline images, and readers with older computers need pages that work with a text browser, such as Lynx.
The presentation will demonstrate HTML coding techniques to enhance accessibility without totally forsaking attractiveness. The potential audience will be web authors who can understand HTML tagging without lengthy explanations.