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Re: feedback requested on WAI CG Consensus Resolutions on Text alternatives in HTML 5 document

From: William Loughborough <wloughborough@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 07:17:34 -0700
Message-ID: <1e3451610908150717m3d1ec59bge7023382b529abe4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
There are a few attributes that require the author to actually write in
native language rather than code/script. Among these are: alt, longdesc,
summary, caption. I am so scattered that I can't come up with a complete
list but I know that they have been sticking points in this overall
undertaking. Perhaps if we gathered them, it would help address their
peculiar place in designing the markup language to make them most effective?

In most (all?) cases these attributes are in the service of describing what
is inaccessibly depicted in Web materials, a result of those who design the
language being in little touch with those who must use substitutes for
non-textual stuff. The "cure" for this is to spend a good chunk of time
doing the work you are now doing without using a monitor or mouse.


On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 5:52 AM, Steven Faulkner

> Hi Ian,
> as part of my work on http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/actions/131, to
> progress towards consensus by the html wg on the contents of the html 5
> specification in regards to text alternatives, it would be helpful to get
> feedback from you and other interested people on the  'WAI CG Consensus
> Resolutions on Text alternatives in HTML 5' document
> http://www.w3.org/2009/06/Text-Alternatives-in-HTML5
> --
> with regards
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG Europe
> Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium
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