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Call for Consensus: Text Alternatives

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 13:22:43 -0400
Message-ID: <4BCDE2E3.1050004@w3.org>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
A survey is available in preparation for discussion and formal decision
on text alternatives:

http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/44061/20040422_text-alt/

Further to discussion since the face-to-face meeting in the past couple
weeks, this change proposal does include that a missing text alternative
should be an error in conformance checkers. We expect the error text
would reference additional guidance on text alternatives in WCAG support
materials.

By popular request, this survey includes an explicit "abstain" option.
It does not also include a "concur" option as we find people find both a
concur and abstain option confusing. I did remember to make the results
of this survey publicly visible from the start. ;)

Michael

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Michael Cooper
Web Accessibility Specialist
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
E-mail cooper@w3.org <mailto:cooper@w3.org>
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