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Re: [html-techs-tf] caption vs alt

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:06:35 +0000
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To: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Cc: "Gunderson, Jon R" <jongund@illinois.edu>, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "kirsten@can-adapt.com" <kirsten@can-adapt.com>
Hi dave,
thanks for doing the testing.
Note i never claimed that it worked currently as stated in
http://dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/#m6



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Regards

SteveF
HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>


On 13 January 2014 19:47, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca> wrote:

>  A couple of corrections. Dragon NaturallySpeaking misspeaks
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> Hi Steve
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> I've done some testing with a simple image.
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> http://davidmacd.com/test/figure.html
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> It is a simple image inside the figure tag with placeholder text in the
> figcaption.
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>    -Jaws with Internet Explorer and Firefox: : it read the text of the
> figcaption but did not announce a figure and did not recognize that there
> was a graphic on the page. The Jaws key "G" to read the next graphic does
> not work because Jaws does not appear to recognize as a graphic.
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>    -NVDA with Internet Explorer and Firefox: it read the text of the
> figcaption but did not announce a figure and did not recognize that there
> was a graphic on the page. The key "G" to read the next graphic does not
> work because NVDA does not appear to recognize it as a graphic.
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>    -Safari in Maverick: does not recognize the figure element and just
> says “group”, then an empty image and the text afterwards as if it was a
> paragraph as if there was no relationship between the legend and the
> graphic.
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> -Aviewer and IE: screenshot below...   I guess it shows up as a group the
> image has not reported Accname. So API seems to only report the content of
> the figcaption when the figcaption as focus.
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> Discussion: I'm really struggling to figure out where I stand on all of
> this because the ways things are being reported right now in a Windows
> environment does not really allow the screener user to even know that there
> is a figure there. It just reads a text of the figcaption without
> announcing that it's a figure. In Safari it does announce as a group. It's
> hard to tell when the group ends. It just simply has a graphic without an
> alternative and then the next time the person arrows down they get the
> figcaption which doesn't appear to be a programmatic association except for
> the word “group” before the item. VoiceOver screen reader users will have
> to get themselves acclimatized to this new type of group. But all in all
> I'm quite disappointed with the way it works. It almost seems like this
> belongs in that larger discussion about accessible names and alternative
> text. Right now it seems there's more success with some of the other
> nonstandard alternatives than with figcaption. Which makes it difficult to
> say this is okay and the others are not. I'm really committed to unity
> between HTML5 and WCAG, but reticent to create a technique that is
> sufficient using figcaption right now. And I'm wondering what others think.
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> [image: SNAGHTML226329]
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> Cheers,
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> David MacDonald
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> *From:* Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com<faulkner.steve@gmail.com>]
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> *Sent:* January 13, 2014 9:58 AM
> *To:* Gunderson, Jon R
> *Cc:* Alastair Campbell; Joshue O Connor; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: [html-techs-tf] caption vs alt
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> Hi Jon, you have asked me this question before :-)
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> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2013Feb/0093.html
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> Regards
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> SteveF
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> HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>
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> On 13 January 2014 14:54, Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu> wrote:
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> Steve,
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> What are the proposed accessibility API mapping for FIGURE and FIGCAPTION
> elements?
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> Is the FIGURE the same as an IMG element, where FIGCAPTION has the same
> role as the ALT attribute?
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> Jon
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> *From:* Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, January 13, 2014 5:50 AM
> *To:* Alastair Campbell
> *Cc:* Joshue O Connor; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: [html-techs-tf] caption vs alt
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> On 13 January 2014 11:42, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com> wrote:
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> I seem to remember there was a big discussion about whether @alt should be
> required for HTML5, which is a similar issue. I'm not sure what the outcome
> was, has that been decided and written down somewhere?
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> there is one case where an alt attribute is not required:
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> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content-0.html#when-a-text-alternative-is-not-available-at-the-time-of-publication
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> Regards
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> SteveF
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> HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>
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