W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html-a11y@w3.org > September 2012

Re: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:43:10 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvfp7sdDsMgSpq5Q6OzHxMn8GtBKcjjhbuZ5cHydFcz5wA@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hello everyone,

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 3:31 PM, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca> wrote:

> I support the change proposal...

Thanks David. It should be no surprise that I do too.

> Regarding comments to the list that NVDA does not currently support
> Longdesc...
>
> I read a post from James Teh, of NVDA, where he said it was not supported
> because it’s not in the spec... If it’s back in the spec I expect it to be
> supported in NVDA... I expect the same with VoiceOver...

I suspect that the same is also true with FireFox as a bug to
implement it was closed WONTFIX because longdesc was listed as
obsolete the HTML5 spec.

Best Regards,
Laura

-- 
Laura L. Carlson


On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
> Colleagues:
>
> The HTML-A11Y Task Force has twice resolved support for the InstateLongdesc
> Change Proposal on Issue-30 Longdesc reconsideration, most recently as
> logged at:
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2011May/0399.html
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/InstateLongdesc
>
> As we expect reconsideration of the Issue-30 decision on longdesc will
> be taken up by the HTML-WG soon, the Task Force Text Subteam has
> provided a narrative wrapper for this CP which is intended to serve as
> concise orientation at the top level of
> the CP, leaving detailed evidence and argument to subpages.
>
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/Talk:ChangeProposals/InstateLongdesc
>
> The Task Force teleconference on 13 September reviewed this approach for
> the second time and confirmed no objections to it:
>
> http://www.w3.org/2012/09/13-html-a11y-minutes.html#item02
>
> As was noted during the teleconference, the Instatelongdesc CP had this
> kind of top level presentation until the evidence in the CP became so
> extensive that it seemed prudent to reformat the CP using subpages.
>
> The discussion page to review is at:
>
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/Talk:ChangeProposals/InstateLongdesc
>
> If you have objections, comments, or proposed edits, please respond by
> replying to this message no later than 12:00 PM (Noon), Boston Time, on
> Tuesday 18 September. This is 16:00 UTC.
>
> All Task Force participants are also invited to attend the Task Force
> Text Subteam teleconference at 1:00 PM Boston Time Tuesday, (17:00 UTC),
> when all comments received will be considered and the orientation page
> finalized.
>
> The Text Subteam uses Zakim channel 2119#; and IRC channel #text. An
> agenda will be published to the Task Force list before this
> teleconference as usual.
>
>
> --
>
> Janina Sajka,   Phone:  +1.443.300.2200
>                         sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
>                 Email:  janina@rednote.net
>
> The Linux Foundation
> Chair, Open Accessibility:      http://a11y.org
>
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Chair,  Protocols & Formats     http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
>         Indie UI                        http://www.w3.org/WAI/IndieUI/
>
>



-- 
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 17 September 2012 20:43:37 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 17 September 2012 20:43:37 GMT