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Re: Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 21:13:39 -0500 (CDT)
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-Id: <20070829211339.AVF44002@expms1.cites.uiuc.edu>

The alt attribute is probably the most visible accessibility attribute because it it is required in HTML 4 and its presence can easily be tested.  People might not use it properly, but at least they know there is an accessibility feature related to ALT.

Jon


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 19:48:41 +0100
>From: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  
>Subject: Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5  
>To: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
>Cc: wai-xtech@w3.org
>
>   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?
>    
>   Investigating the proposed alt attribute
>   recommendations in HTML 5 -
>   http://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/articles/altinhtml5.html
>
>   --
>   with regards
>
>   Steve Faulkner
>   Technical Director - TPG Europe
>   Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium
>
>   www.paciellogroup.com | www.wat-c.org
>   Web Accessibility Toolbar -
>   http://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/wat-ie-about.html
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology (DRES)

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