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Re: ALT and TITLE Clarification

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 13:20:10 -0500
Message-ID: <04f201c4f99c$842d4430$e29a968e@WILDDOG>
To: "Andrew Kirkpatrick" <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
Cc: "Jim Thatcher" <jim@jimthatcher.com>, "WAI WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>

Andrew noted regarding http://atrc.utoronto.ca:

> The W3C AAA conformance icon's alt should be (IMHO),
> "W3C WAI-AAA WCAG 1.0".  It will be better when the
> abbreviations and acronyms in the
> icon's text can be expanded, but in this case users get the same info
> whether they are sighted or not.
>
One purpose of the image is to let people know that the page complies to the
WCAG. It's other purpose is a link to the document that describes what the
conformance means. So the Alt text should be something like "Complies with
WCAG 1.0 level AAA. Description of conformance".

> I'd put additional information into
> the title attribute, but currently would have a
> low expectation that it
> would be read.
>
Jaws 5 will read title. You can also set it to read the longer of Alt or
title.

Chris
Received on Thursday, 13 January 2005 18:21:19 GMT

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