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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. 


-----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

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.

This is reflected in the new spec text for the rendering section:

Best Regards,
Laura L. Carlson

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