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RE: Image description extension review

From: Geoff Freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 02:55:36 +0000
To: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Léonie Watson <tink@tink.co.uk>
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>> Also wonder whether some best practice examples of longer descriptions would be helpful? The extension may not be the right place for them, but a separate note might do the trick.

> Steve also suggested this. For now I put it in a note as out of scope, with a question about whether it would make sense to link to some other document...

Here are a couple of suggestions, should you decide to provide links to guidelines and/or examples:

-- NCAM's Effective Practices for Description of Science Content Within Digital Talking Books:  http://ncam.wgbh.org/experience_learn/educational_media/stemdx
While focused on DTBs, the techniques for describing complex images can be applied anywhere.

-- Image-description training resources from the DIAGRAM Center: http://diagramcenter.org/standards-and-practices/training.html
PPT slides and videos from training sessions on complex science/math descriptions, conducted by Bryan Gould/NCAM.

Geoff/NCAM

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From: Charles McCathie Nevile [chaals@yandex-team.ru]
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:07 PM
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org; Léonie Watson
Subject: Re: Image description extension review

On Fri, 09 Nov 2012 21:41:55 +0100, Léonie Watson <tink@tink.co.uk> wrote:

Hello,

A few thoughts, mostly editorial.

Mostly I've adopted or adapted your suggestions.

Introduction...

The code examples all have null alt attributes. Could they be more practical examples?

Actually only one had a null value, the others had something but in parentheses so I removed them and cleaned them a tiny bit. I'd be happy for people to propose better examples...

Also wonder whether some best practice examples of longer descriptions would be helpful? The extension may not be the right place for them, but a separate note might do the trick.

Steve also suggested this. For now I put it in a note as out of scope, with a question about whether it would make sense to link to some other document...

Thanks for the review. I updated the document: http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-proposals/raw-file/default/longdesc1/longdesc.html

cheers

Chaals

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