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RE: "Identify the image"

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 14:27:15 -0600
To: <jim@jimthatcher.com>, "'John M Slatin'" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00d801c5f45a$1f793bc0$ee8cfea9@NC6000BAK>

Can everyone take a look at this one.   

     1.1.1 For non-text content that is used to convey information, text
     alternatives convey the same information.

Note that alternatives is plural. I think that in conjunction with our
sufficient techniques section in the HOW TO MEET 1.1.1 that we would have
this well covered without keeping the "identify" language that is ambiguous
and either wrong or impossible for simple non-text content (like a simple
icon). 

I would like to see if we can close this one on Thursday unless someone sees
something that makes it less straightforward than it looks from the list
discussion.  Again - please look at the HOW TO MEET 1.1.1 in considering
this. 

Thanks much 
 
Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 


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Of Jim Thatcher
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 10:17 AM
To: 'John M Slatin'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: "Identify the image"


Hi John, and welcome back from Spain. 

> we were trying to make sure we'd accounted for instances where a 
> single text alternative would not be enough  to convey the same 
> information as the non-text content.

I think the simplicity of 1.1.1 is wonderful like this.
     1.1.1 For non-text content that is used to convey information, text
     alternatives convey the same information.
and see no reason why this doesn't cover the possibility of more complex
text alternatives, including an identification plus a long description. But
to even suggest that an "identification" is generally warranted is not a
good idea.

Jim
 
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