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[Bug 9827] New: 1. A link or button containing nothing but an image

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Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 00:23:13 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-9827-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9827

           Summary: 1. A link or button containing nothing but an image
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: MacOS X
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: alt techniques (editor: Steven Faulkner)
        AssignedTo: faulkner.steve@gmail.com
        ReportedBy: parees@pasadena.edu
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org,
                    faulkner.steve@gmail.com


I think an additional example that addresses the needs of users of voice
activation technology such as Dragon Speaking Naturally should be included.
Many web authors do not know that the alt text should exactly match the words
on the image for a button or link. If the text on the image is "Buy Now" and
the alt text is something like "Go to the store" the Dragon user will never get
the button activated by speaking the text that is displayed and will have to
resort to the much slower method of selecting the quadrant.

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