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Re: Review Requested on Text Alternatives

From: Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 14:42:50 -0400
To: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Cc: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>, HTML A11Y TF Public <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7c3427dd18cd995b92c75d2f488c1cb7@webmail.w3.org>
On 2015-09-10 14:33, David MacDonald wrote:
> "An image should not be used if Unicode characters would serve an
> identical purpose. Only when the text cannot be directly represented
> using Unicode, e.g. because of decorations or because the character is
> not in the Unicode character set (as in the case of gaiji), would an
> image be appropriate."
> Many unicodes are not spoken by screen readers...

Thanks - do you have examples?

What would an author do in that case? having the Unicode character in 
the alt text wouldn't help...
What should the HTML 5 spec (where this text is going) advise 
accessibility software to do?

Liam Quin, W3C
XML Activity Lead;
Digital publishing; HTML Accessibility
Received on Thursday, 10 September 2015 18:42:53 UTC

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