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Re: Drop longdesc, get aria-describedat?

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 13:16:59 -0500
Message-ID: <20120310131659.21245yuredi3a6jf@wats.ca>
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Quoting Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis:
>
> For a hidden long description mechanism to succeed we need to involve
> people who are involved in producing mainstream user interfaces (or
> produce them ourselves), not just retreat into a well-meaning internal
> discussion between "a11y technicians". Getting interfaces comparable
> to Charles's Tell Me More extension built into user agents is no small
> challenge when a dominant tendency in software design is towards
> minimalism, streamlining, and the Pareto principle.
>

Ben,

As you're one of those who has been involved in the "well-meaning  
internal discussion", I'd like to point you to the following:

http://john.foliot.ca/csun-2012-recap/#ought

Thanks.

JF
Received on Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:17:29 UTC

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