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Re: role="presentation" on an image

From: David Bolter <david.bolter@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 10:23:42 -0400
Message-ID: <4C72846E.6070705@gmail.com>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
  Hi Steve,

What about putting role="label" on the image, and adding an 
aria-labelledby relation?

cheers,
D

On 23/08/10 7:59 AM, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> Hi all,
> If an image has a role=presentation and a non empty alt, shouldn't the 
> alt text be passed to AT?
> example:
> <a href="home.html"><img src="home.gif" alt="home page"></a>
> currently this typically results in a screen reader announcing:
> "link graphic home page"
> when the presenece of the role information seems less than useful in 
> context.
> if role="presentation" allaowed the text "content" of the image object 
> to be passed to AT then
> <a href="home.html"><img src="home.gif" alt="home page" 
> role="presentation"></a>
> would result in the follwoing being announced:
> "link home page"
> currently this does not work as adding role="presentation" removes the 
> image form the browsers accessible tree.
>
> -- 
> with regards
>
> Steve Faulkner
> Technical Director - TPG Europe
> Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium
>
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