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SC 1.3.3/F14: ALT text which describe shapes

From: <makoto.ueki@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 10:53:36 +0000 (GMT)
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
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Name: Makoto Ueki
Email: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
Affiliation: Infoaxia, Inc.
Document: TD
Item Number: F14
Part of Item: Examples
Comment Type: question
Summary of Issue: SC 1.3.3/F14:  ALT text which describe shapes
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
The 3rd example reads "A screen reader user cannot determine which button is square, triangular, or round. The buttons must have additional information to indicate their functions."

However the screen reader user can determine which button he/she should press if each image has alt text which describes its shape. For example, "Square Button", "Triangular Button", and "Round Button".

Though these alt text don't describe their functions, they will work for screen users. 

Proposed Change:
I'd like to make sure that SC 1.3.3 covers people who are blind and people who have low vision. If so, the last sentence can be revised to "The buttons must have additional information to indicate their functions or their shapes."



At the same time, I'd like to confirm that SC 1.3.3 is not intended to cover users who can't distinguish shapes.
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