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[Bug 13833] Suggesting new feature: Accessible Image tag for Visually Impaired Hi, I design tactile graphics for visually impaired individuals. The amount of useful visual information is enormous and the majority of it is not accessible to the visually impaired. In H

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Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 23:02:43 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-10-04 23:02:42 UTC ---
My recommendation would be to define a custom attribute to take a URL to
emboss, as in:

   <img src="design.png" alt="The bolt goes through the wood beam and is
fastened on the other side by a large nut."
x-huseby-emboss="design-embossed.png">

...and then have your software automatically detect the x-huseby-emboss=""
attribute.

If this proves to be successful, then it would make sense to add it as part of
the core language. We don't want to add it prematurely because otherwise it's
likely to end up abused and polluted the way longdesc="" was.

How does that sound?

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