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Re: feedback requested on WAI CG Consensus Resolutions on Text alternatives in HTML 5 document

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:42:26 +0300
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
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To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
On Aug 17, 2009, at 11:36, Steven Faulkner wrote:

> This suggestion is based on the desire to promote the use of  
> role="presentation" as a generic method of indicating an element  
> should not be mapped to an accessibility API, as implemented by a  
> number of browsers [2] . the use of alt="" does not do this (e.g in  
> MSAA role="graphic"), but has been used by a number of AT to hide  
> images from the user by not announcing the images presence.

Wouldn't it be simpler to change a handful of browsers to hide <img  
alt=""> from MSAA than to get zillions of authors to add  
role=presentation where they already have alt=""?

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 17 August 2009 08:43:11 UTC

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