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Re: HTML Action Item 54 - ...draft text for HTML 5 spec to require producers/authors to include @alt on img elements.

From: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 13:48:21 +0100
Message-ID: <e2a28a920805210548n2dcd8367wef24c12224b2d29c@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org

2008/5/21 Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>:
> 2008/5/21 Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>:
>> On Wed, 21 May 2008, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>> If it was possible for Anne to include alternative text, then it should be
>> included. I can't tell whether this is a case of that or not because the
>> image viewer in question doesn't work on the browser I tested it with (so
>> there are much, much bigger accessibility problems for me on that site
>> than whether the image has alt text or not).

Considering not being able to view content in a browser as a much,
much bigger accessibility problem for you than missing alt text
demonstrates a total lack of empathy. You can easily change your
browser, if only temporary, whereas someone with visual impairments
that is unable to perceive the image without alternative text cannot
do anything about it.


Gez

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