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Re: [html4all] Unready and social engineering Re: several messages about alt

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 09:05:27 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0804140705g14558394mdd4f6c9d781ec7fe@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML4All <list@html4all.org>
Cc: "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Hi Henri,

> If you are teaching them about writing alt text, using a suboptimal
> tool to find the missing alt instances is OK. (A proper tool for the
> purpose would be one that showed images and their alt text side by
> side for the evaluation of a sighted human operator, as it would let
> the human operator also check that the present alt text isn't bogus.)

I assure you, they are introduced to an array of tools:
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/Online/webdesign/tools.html

> However, teaching that making a page validate makes it accessible is
> not true.

Completely agree with you. It is a *first step* in good authoring practice.

Best regards,
Laura
Received on Monday, 14 April 2008 14:06:08 GMT

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