Hi, I'm afraid you've been tricked by the hype. SVG certainly is an open standard, and has addressed many accesibility issues that Flash hadn't (although they're catching up too) that doesn't mean that by using SVG your pages are suddenly accessible, and search-engine ready. Quite the oposite. SVG is not as yet embedded natively in any browsers except Mozilla, in all others a pluggin is needed. (and as people generally don't want to code two versions of an SVG document, they code for the pluggin version) There was a discussion about this just last week on the SVG developers list (here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/svg-developers ) and although Google now supports searching through .pdf files, they have no support for SVG pluggins. Your page looks something like this to a S.E. : ************** you can get your svg plugin here > keyboard controls for zooming - IN cmd OUT - shift cmd moving hand - alt clock compressedsvgatlast svgpioneering svgviewerid2 svgatlast svgz compression 4K svgz compression 8K **************** Another thing that's a little misleading is that you write : svgz compression 4K Beside a Flash animation. >to help me create a platform for visually impaired > netzines. In that case I wouldn't use small black text on a dark green background. Cheers, Richard. > and now that svg has been acreditated the 'official' recognition from > the powers that be of web standardization - namely w3.org - i am at > last using freeway to help me create a platform for visually impaired > netzines. > > the test results can be seen at my http://skyeviz.com/svg.html which > i hope you will enjoy.