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Re: CFC re ISSUE-31 Missing Alt

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 16:00:50 -0500
Message-ID: <w2o1c8dbcaa1004281400h8548b23ck389389eae1d1f949@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
> Sounds OK to me.

Thanks Sean.

Best Regards,

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 2:10 PM, Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com> wrote:
> Sounds OK to me.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laura Carlson [mailto:laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 7:46 PM
> To: Sean Hayes
> Cc: Janina Sajka; Matt Morgan-May; Dave Singer; Gez Lemon; HTML Accessibility Task Force; Gregory J. Rosmaita
> Subject: Re: CFC re ISSUE-31 Missing Alt
> Hi Sean,
>> I tried to add this to the "Outcomes of Creating a Missing Attribute" section:
> I tweaked this a bit more [1]. It now reads:
> <draft text>
> Outcomes of Creating a Missing Attribute
> A missing attribute provides a practical method of detection, handling, and repair of missing text alternatives, after a conscious decision has been made by the author to deliberately publish images without text alternatives. It would:
> * Allow an image without alt text be honestly labeled for it is:
> missing, incomplete, lacking substance.
> * Affirm that the author did not (and does not intend to) provide a text alternative.
> * Provide a machine checkable mechanism to locate missing alt text/enable tools to quickly discern where "missing" has been used.
> * Afford a practical means to mitigate damages after all else has failed, allowing for crowdsourcing or metadata repair. AT would be at liberty apply a crowdsourced definition, to scour image metadata or or both, since the AT knows that the author didn't apply a text alternative, it can inform the user as to the potential deficiency in the located text(s).
> * Support ethical accountability by developing and promoting responsible tools and by advocating an effective enabling environment.
> </draft text>
> Can anyone not live with that? Ideas for improvement? All input appreciated.
> Thanks.
> Best Regards,
> Laura
> [1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/User:Lcarlson/ImgElement
> --
> Laura L. Carlson

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 28 April 2010 21:01:27 UTC

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