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Re: HTML5 Image Description Extension (longdesc) is a Proposed Recommendation

From: Martín Szyszlican <martinsz@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:23:35 +0000
Message-ID: <CAKTxXVV6DQOAVhF9UprA_aK4ARwkFawgF8drY8Ksb+=R+D0AOg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi, I just wanted to add that the Chromium team just closed this
longstanding issue on longdesc by releasing an extension that exposes the
longdesc as a context menu option.

El Thu Dec 04 2014 at 4:19:40 PM, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org> escribió:

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,
> The HTML5 Image Description Extension (longdesc) has been published as a
> Proposed Recommendation at:
>         http://www.w3.org/TR/html-longdesc
> This specification ("HTML5-longdesc") enables web authors to provide
> longer textual descriptions for complex images. HTML5-longdesc is an
> extension specification that is part of the HTML5 family of specifications
> [1]. HTML5-longdesc is part of W3C's work to ensure that the Open Web
> Platform [2] is accessible to people with disabilities [3].
> HTML5-longdesc has been developed in the HTML Accessibility Task Force
> [4], a joint task force of the HTML Working Group and the WAI Protocols and
> Formats Working Group (PFWG).
> *Proposed Recommendation, Implementations, Comments*:
> Proposed Recommendations are published when there are at least two
> confirmed implementations of each feature of the specification and it is
> ready for W3C Membership endorsement. Proposed Recommendation and other
> document stages are introduced in How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines
> through the W3C Process at <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/w3c-process>.
> The HTML Image Description Extension Implementation report is available at:
>         http://w3c.github.io/test-results/html-longdesc/cr-report.html
> Comments are welcome by 16 January 2014. Information on how to comment is
> available in the status section of the document at:
>         http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/PR-html-longdesc-20141204/#sotd
> A list of changes since the previous publication is in the Change History
> section at:
>         http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/PR-html-longdesc-20141204/Overview
> .html#changes
> About the URI:
> The first URI above goes to the latest version of the specification. The
> "dated" version of this Proposed Recommendation is: <
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/PR-html-longdesc-20141204/> The difference
> between these URIs is explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI
> Guidelines and Technical Documents at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/l
> inking>
> Please let us know if you have any questions.
> Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid
> cross-postings where possible.
> Thank you in advance for your comments.
> Regards,
> Shawn Henry, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Outreach Coordinator
> Liam Quinn, W3C Staff Contact for the HTML Accessibility Task Force
> Judy Brewer, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Domain Lead
> Philippe Le Hegaret, Interaction Domain Lead
> [1] Blog about extension specifications <http://www.w3.org/QA/2012/09/
> getting_html5_to_recommendatio>
> [2] Open Web Platform standards <http://www.w3.org/standards/>
> [3] Accessibility - W3C <http://www.w3.org/standards/w
> ebdesign/accessibility>
> [4] Task Force <http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/html-accessibility-tf.html>
> -----
> 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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