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Re: Request for review of alt and alt value for authoring or publishing tools

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 20:34:16 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80804151234v65780f0ei312d932564443a3a@mail.gmail.com>
Cc: "Tomas Caspers" <tomas@tomascaspers.de>, "John Foliot" <foliot@wats.ca>, wai-xtech@w3.org, wai-liaison@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

> Indeed the AT itself could read out the "1 of 4" thing

There is no reliable way for the AT to know which images without alt
are important enough to number and which are not.

see ya!

On 15/04/2008, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>
>  On Tue, 15 Apr 2008, Tomas Caspers wrote:
>  >
>  > Am 15.04.2008 um 20:48 schrieb John Foliot:
>  > > Any information is better than no information.  It puts the images in a
>  > > rudimentary context (this is image 4 of 9 on the page).  A non-visual user
>  > > still may have no idea what the image really is, but can be told that image
>  > > number 4 at the "photo-upload site" is of their grandchild, and they could
>  > > then copy the file to a flash drive, and have the photo printed and framed
>  > > for when visitors come over to visit (just to make the scenario "real").
>  >
>  > The same would be true if the AT involved simply read out the filename,
>  > as some of them do in absence of an alt-Attribute.
>
>
> Indeed the AT itself could read out the "1 of 4" thing -- and at least
>  then there would be a reasonably good chance of the numbering being
>  correct, which would not be the case if we relied on the author. :-)
>
>
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>


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