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Re: Web Accessibility Tutorials: Images and Tables

From: Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:00:22 +0200
Cc: Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, Eric Eggert <ee@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F8C59EC8-4716-456F-9C43-C461176985A3@druemmer.com>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Hi Shawn,

in the tutorial overview about tables the images illustrating the types of tables are tagged in a somehow weird and inconsistent fashion.

For the basic table image, the alt text is
	typically have one header row and/or one header column
For the multi-directional table image, the alt text is
	usually have headers for rows and columns

For the irregular table image, the alt text entry does not have a value

For the multi-level table image, the alt text is
	have multiple header cells associated per data cell

For the Caption & Summary image,  the alt text entry does not have a value

Apart from being a tad inconsistent, I consider the ones that are filled out to be inadequate - I have difficulty seeing how they serve as alternate text…. - they don't fit any of the descriptions in the image tutorial.

What am I missing?


On 11 Sep 2014, at 17:59, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org> wrote:

> Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,
> Web Accessibility Tutorials on Images and Tables are now available from:
> 	http://www.w3.org/WAI/tutorials/
> Additional tutorials will be announced soon.
> These tutorials show you how to create web content that is accessible to people with disabilities and that improves the user experience for all users. They include general guidance, and specific examples for HTML5 and WAI-ARIA.
> We welcome feedback on these tutorials to the publicly-archived mailing list:
> 	wai-eo-editors@w3.org
> or you can contribute directly via Github:
> 	https://github.com/w3c/wai-tutorials
> Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.
> Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.
> Regards,
> Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach and EOWG Chair
> Judy Brewer, WAI Director
> -----
> Shawn Lawton Henry
> W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
> e-mail: shawn@w3.org
> phone: +1.617.395.7664
> about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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