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CFC re ISSUE-31 Missing Alt

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:20:05 -0400
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100427192005.GN2315@sonata.rednote.net>
At our regular HTML-A11Y Teleconference on Thursday 22 April:
http://www.w3.org/2010/04/22-html-a11y-minutes.html

I was requested to draft and circulate resolution language implementing
our consensus guidance to the HTML-WG regarding ISSUE-31 "Missing Alt,"
as reflected in our WBS at:
http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/44061/20040422_text-alt/results

This email provides this draft and serves as our Call for Consensus on
this question. Please expect a vote on the resolution at our upcoming
teleconference on Thursday 29 April.

Suggested edits, objections, additional comments, and votes by Task
Force members unable to attend the Thursday teleconference may be logged
by responding to this message before our Thursday teleconference (at
15:00 UTC).

Candidate Resolution

RESOLUTION: The HTML-A11Y Task Force supports the change proposal at
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ImgElement20090126to
implement WAI Consensus Guidance that a missing text alternative should
be an error in conformance checkers. We expect the error text will
reference additional guidance on text alternatives in WCAG support
materials.


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