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I use these image maps because one image with multiple click areas loads faster than many separate small images for each menu choice. I also never had problems with search engines spidering them. A third nice feature is that when you visit the site with a text browser like Lynx, instead of a large list to all top-menu links, there is only one link to the separate main menu list of links to the other pages. Therefore it takes just a few keystrokes to reach the actual content.
So far so good, but I have no idea how image maps are viewed by people with braille readers and comparable devices. Are they easy to navigate or is it better to go back to the one image-one-link approach to enhance accesibility?
-tag it should read something like "Navigation links". In
-tag it should of course be related to the page the link points to, like "About lammert".
"Dive Into Accessibility" does not object to image maps either.