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Re: Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 15:03:17 -0700
Cc: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-Id: <80D5A1C3-F9C1-45AE-8322-262897770448@apple.com>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

On Aug 29, 2007, at 11:48 AM, Steven Faulkner wrote:

> If the developers of flickr.com or Photobucket were to implement the  
> recommendations regarding the omission of the alt attribute within  
> the current HTML 5 draft what are the potential effects upon the  
> accessibility of the sites for users of assistive technology such as  
> screen readers?
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> Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5 - http://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/articles/altinhtml5.html

It looks like the flickr page you tested is a search, which doesn't  
include the title or caption. What about a page like this (I found it  
from the example you used), where the titles are included, and are  
duplicated by the alt text:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11994078@N04/

Based on what you said about JAWS, it sounds like alt="" might give  
the best results in that version of JAWS.

Regards,
Maciej

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> Steve Faulkner
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