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Re: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:03:16 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvd4sYiQUCw7jC=Zg8EzvTJrHAYkjKGCR6uRv0BSvECzMA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Josh,

On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 6:54 AM, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> wrote:
> Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Joshue O Connor<joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
>> wrote:
>
> [...]
>
>>> Opening a context menu via a UA should be a case of revealing the
>>> attribute
>
> [...]
>
>>
>> A hand-waving mention of "revealing the attribute to the UA" and "user
>> preferences, options etc." is exactly what I want to avoid.
>
>
> That wasn't an attempt at 'spec ready text' Silvia.
>
>
>> I would prefer we say something informative and non-normative such as:
>
>
>
>> Long image descriptions should be made available to the user through a
>> visual indicator. This can e.g. be through a link in the image's
>> context menu which can appear on a right-click on the image or after
>> pressing the image with your finger for an extended time. It could
>> also be through an icon somewhere on the image, or listed "on the back
>> of the image" e.g. if the UI allowed to "turn it around", or any other
>> means that the UA deems appropriate.
>
>
> As an aside, a transparent .png graphic with a symbol for longdesc would be
> good. Browsers could implement that. You can put that in if you like ;-)

We already have new spec text to browser vendors.
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/InstateLongdesc#Main_Spec_Changes:

In particular we wrote the text and provided illustrations for the
rendering section a year and a half ago:
http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld-rendering2.html

Best Regards,
Laura

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Laura L. Carlson
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