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ISSUE-30 (Longdesc): WebAIM 2009 survey

From: Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 08:42:59 -0800
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <r307ps-1058i-4E7CA92D94C24424886B261F4BBB58BF@mbp>
WebAIM released the results of their 2009 screenreader survey. 
One of the questions I thought relevant to this issue:


     "Some images, such as charts, diagrams, or comic strips, 
are too
     complex to describe in only a few words. If a long, detailed
     description of these images is available, how would you 
prefer to
     have it presented to you?"

     "There is no clear consensus in these responses. However, the
     in-page options outweigh the options that place the longer
     description on another page. Interestingly, the option of placing
     the alternative on a separate page but having it announced 
by the
     screen reader, the current behavior of images with the longdesc
     attribute, was a very unpopular option, second only to 
being ignored



Steve Axthelm
Received on Monday, 2 November 2009 16:43:39 UTC

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