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RE: Tests 59,

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 14:11:58 -0600
To: "'Chris Ridpath'" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>, "'WAI WCAG List'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000189598350@spamarrest.com>

Answer

No That is still not correct (sorry but the draft of the guidelines is
behind the discussion of the group). 

The new wording for the success criterion in the guidelines is 

"For all non-text content that is functional, such as graphical links or
buttons, text alternatives serve the same purpose as the non-text content."

We just haven't updated the working draft to reflect this.   you can use
this wording in your test.  




> 59 - INPUT element with type of "image" must have Alt text that 
> describes the purpose of the control.
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test59.html
>
> THIS ONE IS INCORRECT:
> IT SHOULD PROVIDE THE PURPOSE OF THE IMAGE - NOT DESCRIBE THE PURPOSE.
> FOR EXAMPLE - YOU HAVE IMAGES IN FRONT OF EACH ITEM TO INDICATE IF IT IS
> DONE OR NOT.   THE ALT TEXT SHOULD NOT DESCRIBE THE FUNCTION (E.G. "ICON
TO
> INDICATE IF THIS IS DONE OR NOT" ) BUT RATHER PROVIDE THE FUNCTION  (E.G.
> "DONE")
>
I've modified the text of the test so it is more similar to the success
criteria. The success criteria says"
"...text alternatives identify the purpose or function of the non-text
content".

The test now says:
"...Alt text that identifies the purpose or function of the image. "

Is that right?  
[no]





 
Gregg

 -- ------------------------------ 
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Received on Monday, 20 December 2004 20:12:05 GMT

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