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

Re: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:10:01 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VnShrVWPULWG8O8Y1FVekUHE8g+j3DpCo4VEfcJu=Y+FA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
I also wrote some spec text for longdesc last year:

http://www.html5accessibility.com/tests/img-longdesc.html

regards
Steve

On 18 September 2012 13:05, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:54 PM, 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 ;-)
>
> As Laura points out, there is already proposed spec text at:
> http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld-spec-text3.html
> and
> http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld-rendering2.html
>
> I personally find the second one a bit too excessive with the image examples.
>
> Cheers,
> Silvia.



-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

www.paciellogroup.com | www.HTML5accessibility.com |
www.twitter.com/stevefaulkner
HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives -
dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/
Web Accessibility Toolbar - www.paciellogroup.com/resources/wat-ie-about.html
Received on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:11:14 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:11:15 GMT