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Re: Review Requested on Text Alternatives

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 14:33:01 -0400
Message-ID: <CAAdDpDbyptxnz6DNr2kUeMgBD3=zM3TjVKspj6kOivZu9Oo8Pg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Cc: "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <public-pfwg@w3.org>, HTML A11Y TF Public <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
"An image should not be used if Unicode characters would serve an identical
purpose. Only when the text cannot be directly represented using Unicode,
e.g. because of decorations or because the character is not in the Unicode
character set (as in the case of gaiji), would an image be appropriate."

Many unicodes are not spoken by screen readers...

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On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com> wrote:

> For the past while, the HTML A11Y Task Force has been making some edits to
> a document that is the basis for a section of the HTML 5 Recommendation
> [1].  The intent is that we will complete these edits to a separate
> document within the task force, and then propose the changes to the
> corresponding section of HTML5 once the task force has agreed.
>
> We now have a draft that we would like people to review.  Please take a
> little time and read over [2].  You can submit comments directly as a
> response to this message or, preferably, as issues via github at [3].  We
> look forward to your feedback!
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/embedded-content-0.html#alt
> [2] http://w3c.github.io/alt-techniques/
> [3] https://github.com/w3c/alt-techniques
>
> --
> Shane McCarron
> Managing Director, Applied Testing and Technology, Inc.
>
Received on Thursday, 10 September 2015 18:33:30 UTC

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