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RE: Call for Review: HTML5 Image Description Extension (longdesc) Last Call

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocadu.ca>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:32:15 +0000
To: "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
CC: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0B1EB1C972BCB740B522ACBCD5F48DEB6BECCB59@ocadmail-maildb.ocad.ca>
Nice work. I just have a few suggestions:

1. Double-check the consistency of capitalization in "Requirements for an Image Description functionality". Some items have each word capitalized while others do not and then some have different capitalization in different places ("Simple Return" ). My preference is usually for less capitalization.

2. re: the section referencing ATAG 2.0 that is marked with " ISSUE: This doesn't seem a great reference - is there anything better? This is tracked in bug 21501 and its dependent bugs. Unless a proposal for improvement is made and accepted this bug will simply be closed after Last Call."

Right now it points to:
" Implementing PRINCIPLE B.3: Authors must be supported in improving the accessibility of existing content " (http://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG20-TECHS/#principle_b3)
...which is probably too general.

There are other anchors in "Implementing ATAG 2.0" that provide more specific information. This is probably the most specific:

Also, these two sections that explain how checking and repair can range from manual to fully-automated also include relevant descriptive text examples: http://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG20-TECHS/#checking-types



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Sadecki [mailto:mark@w3.org]
> Sent: July-16-13 11:45 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Cc: Steve Faulkner; Charles McCathie Nevile; Janina Sajka
> Subject: Call for Review: HTML5 Image Description Extension (longdesc) Last
> Call
> Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,
> The HTML Accessibility Task Force [1], which is a joint task force of the
> Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) and the HTML Working Group
> (HTML WG), invites your comments on the Last Call Working Draft of the
> HTML5 Image Description Extension at:
>       http://www.w3.org/TR/html-longdesc
> This specification ("HTML-longdesc") enables web authors to provide longer
> textual descriptions for complex images. HTML-longdesc is an extension
> specification that is part of the HTML5 family of specifications [2], which
> enables it to evolve independently and be finalized more rapidly. HTML-
> longdesc is part of W3C's work to ensure that the Open Web Platform [3] is
> accessible to people with disabilities [4].
> This draft is based on feedback received on two previous Working Drafts and
> addresses a number of bugs that were raised and resolved. The HTML
> Accessibility Task Force believes this draft is stable and implementable, and
> looks forward to progressing to the next stages in completing the HTML5
> Image Description Extension. "Last Call" and next stages are described in How
> WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process: Milestones
> and Opportunities to Contribute at:
> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process>
> A list of changes since the previous publication and specific questions for
> review are available from the Change History section at:
>       http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-html-longdesc-
> 20130716/Overview.html#changes
> Please send any comments on this Draft to the publicly-archived HTML
> Accessibility Task Force mailing list:
>       public-html-a11y@w3.org
>       *by 16 September 2013*
> About the URI:
> The first URI above goes to the latest version of the specification. The
> "dated" version of this Working Draft is:
>       http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-html-longdesc-20130716/
> The difference between these URIs is explained in Referencing and Linking
> to WAI Guidelines and Technical Documents at:
>       http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/linking
> Please let us know if you have any questions. Feel free to circulate this
> message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.
> Thank you in advance for your comments.
> Regards,
> ~ Mark Sadecki, W3C Staff Contact for the HTML Accessibility Task Force
> HTML Accessibility Task Force Co-Facilitators: Steve Faulkner, Charles
> McCathie-Neville, Janina Sajka WAI Outreach Coordinator: Shawn Henry WAI
> Domain Leader: Judy Brewer
> [1] Task Force <http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/html-accessibility-tf.html>
> [2] Blog about extension specifications
> <http://www.w3.org/QA/2012/09/getting_html5_to_recommendatio>
> [3] Open Web Platform standards <http://www.w3.org/standards/> [4]
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