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Go ATAG! Twitter adds alternative text to images

From: Jeanne Spellman <jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:58:32 -0400
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <56FC05B8.9000304@spellmanconsulting.com>
Last year, Jan Richards and I had conversations with Twitter A11y team 
about adding alt text to images to conform to Authoring Tool 
Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0.

Twitter announced today that alternative text can now be added to 
Twitter using their Android or iOS apps.

Yay!  Thanks to Todd Kloots -- @todd, who drove this issue inside of 
Twitter.  Please tweet and thank him.

In other recent ATAG 2.0 news:
Two weeks ago, Wordpress publicly committed to WCAG AA, and one of their 
lead A11y contributors, Joe Dolson, blogged that the next step was ATAG 

https://www.joedolson.com/2016/03/wordpress-goes-wcag-mean/ His final 

"What’s next? Embracing the guidelines in the Authoring Tool 
Accessibility Guidelines <https://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag.php>. It’s 
not enough to make it possible to succeed; we should be trying to make 
it impossible to fail. "

It is great to see the influence of ATAG spreading.

Received on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 16:59:03 UTC

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