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Re: the WAVE accessibility evaluator (INPUT type=image)

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 16:31:09 -0500
Message-Id: <200003172127.QAA14433@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 11:16 AM 2000-03-17 -0800, Kelly Ford wrote:
>Hi,
>
>I wonder if you might consider adding support for a problem that shows up
>on pages like <http://www.homegrocer.com>.  This page has two buttons that,
>according to the instructions, have the word Go on them.  But in the code
>for the page screen readers are getting the label for these buttons from
>the value="1" code for the image.  As a result all I hear for these buttons
>is "one" and as near as I can tell the WAVE makes no reference to this
>being a problem in the results for the page.
>
>Kelly
> 

This element of type INPUT with attribute type="image" should have an ALT
attribute set.  If you bash an ALT into the page, the screen reader gets
it, no?

The rules for when to inspect for an ALT may not be that complete in the
WAVE logic yet.

Note: score one for the new evaluation techniques draft.  If one goes to 

Techniques For Evaluation And Implementation Of Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines

http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/IG/ert/index.html#q8

It is very clear that the page is broken and this condition should be checked.

Not nearly so clear in the HTML Techniques annex to the WCAG.

Al
Received on Friday, 17 March 2000 16:26:04 GMT

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