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RE: ISSUE-30 longdesc - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals

From: Ranon, Marco <Marco.Ranon@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:17:12 +0100
Message-ID: <7BE2C6E5157992408EEFEC13F3C479200245AB36@jstmsx02.ads.rnib.org.uk>
To: "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Laura,

I should had phrased that better. I think that due to the huge interest
raised around @longdesc in the last few months - and a lot is thanks to
your work on the topic - a lot has changed. 

We still believe that most sighted keyboard only users can't or don't
know how to activate @longdesc but here it's where new Authoring Tools
and User Agents Accessibility Guidelines should help filling the gap. 

Regards,
Marco


-----Original Message-----
From: Laura Carlson [mailto:laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com] 
Sent: 17 June 2011 18:42
To: Ranon, Marco
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: ISSUE-30 longdesc - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or
Counter-Proposals

Hi Marco,

> From our experience, nowadays most screen readers support longdesc but
> still it isn't available to sighted keyboard users.

Innovative browser vendors and developers provide ways that make
longdesc discoverable to sighted users.
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/InstateLongdesc/Implement
ation#Browser_Discoverability_of_longdesc

This is reflected in the new spec text for the rendering section:
http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/research/ld-rendering2.html

Best Regards,
Laura
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