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HTML Alt Again

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:25:12 -0400
To: W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20170919192512.GR13771@rednote.net>
Colleagues:

We never solved the alt issue, and it remains problematic, imo. Anyone
disagree?

We have w3c.org guidance that proposes alt= text I would argue is far
too extensive for a proper alt.

See the following for an example:
https://www.w3.org/wiki/HTML/Elements/img#A_key_part_of_the_content


The above tutorial content suggests the following as an alt:

<img src="sales.gif"
     title="Sales graph"
          alt="From 1998 to 2005, sales increased by the following
	  percentages
	       with each year: 624%, 75%, 138%, 40%, 35%, 9%, 21%">


	       I would not want to hear that level of descriptive detail
	       every time I sourced a page. Alt is enforced hearing to a
	       screen reader user--a concept which seems to have been
	       missed by the author of this tutorial.

	       This is a description, imo, not an alt.

	       Am I wrong?

	       Janina


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