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[Bug 25264] New: Pointer to additional resources in section on text alternatives for images

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Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:39:58 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=25264

            Bug ID: 25264
           Summary: Pointer to additional resources in section on text
                    alternatives for images
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
               URL: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/CR/embedded-cont
                    ent-0.html#alt
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
          Assignee: faulkner.steve@gmail.com
          Reporter: mark@w3.org
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org

The HTML Accessibility Task Force acknowledges that "4.7.1.1 Requirements for
providing text to act as an alternative for images" [1] as revised, provides a
good introduction to authoring useful alternative content for images.  After
consulting with other WAI groups, the TF requests that a link to a more
comprehensive list of resources for authoring alternative content also be added
to this section of the specification.

Request replacing the following NOTE:

"NOTE: The alt attribute on images is a very important accessibility attribute
(it is supported by all browsers, most authoring tools and is the most well
known accessibility technique among authors). Useful alt attribute content
enables users who are unable to view images on a page to comprehend and make
use of that page as much as those who can.""

With this text:

"NOTE: The alt attribute on images is a very important accessibility attribute.
Authoring useful alt attribute content requires the author to carefully
consider the context in which the image appears and the function that image may
have in that context. The guidance included here addresses the most common ways
authors use images. Additional guidance and techniques are available in <a
href="http://w3.org/WAI/alt/">Resources on Alternative Text for Images</a>."

[1]  <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/CR/embedded-content-0.html#alt>

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