Here is a simple unordered list that uses graphical bullets instead of the default bullets created by the <UL> element:
The example code shows three different but appropriate ways to use the alt parameter to label the bullet.
<IMG SRC="blueball.gif" ALT="Item: "> Pencil <BR>
<IMG SRC="blueball.gif" ALT="* "> Telephone <BR>
<IMG SRC="blueball.gif" ALT=" "> Calendar <BR>
To Checkpoints for Guideline 1.
- You might use "Item" or some other simple text to highlight the item, especially if there are not many entries in the list.
- You might use an asterisk "*" or a dash "-" to provide a common text alternative to a graphical bullet.
- If you have a large number of items in your list, then it might be appropriate to type a blank space between the quotation marks of the alt attribute. This would save the user of a screen reader from hearing "Item..." repeated time after time.
Next slide: Example for Checkpoint 1.1j