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Re: Propose removal or modification of the "Rorschach inkblot test" example and accompanying text.

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 18:07:25 +0000 (UTC)
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0804131758120.3690@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Sun, 13 Apr 2008, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> Propose removal or modification of the "Rorschach inkblot test"
> example and accompanying text as it is inconsistent with WCAG 1.0 and
> WCAG 2.0. Reasoning for this provided in:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Apr/0297.html
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Apr/0299.html

Removing examples to hide contradictions is counter-productive. We should 
work to resolve the contradictions, not simply ignore them.

In this particular case, the error appears to be in the WCAG drafts, which 
have apparently not had the consequences of their advice thoroughly 
considered. Thus, new examples (and text for how to handle them) should be 
added to WCAG, rather than removing examples from the HTML5 draft.

Henri described the real problem in detail here:


We should work with the WAI to address the real problem, directing our 
advocacy efforts directly at the people providing images without 
alternative text, if we want to have any real useful effect on the Web's 
acessibility for blind users.

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