Re: "image analysis heuristics" (ISSUE-66)

On Mon, 8 Feb 2010, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> >>
> >> The subject of the UUAG specification is user agent accessibility, 
> >> it's is not the subject of the HTML5 spec.
> > 
> >How user agents are to make HTML content accessible is certainly within 
> >the scope of the HTML spec. How to make the user agent's own user 
> >interface accessible isn't, though, I agree. That's why UAAG is 
> >referenced in the introduction to the spec.
> Only providing a reference in the intro does a dis-service to users with 
> disabilities, the UAAG spec should be pointed to where ever the HTML5 
> spec touches on aspects of accessibility that are considered out of 
> scope.

I disagree with the premise of this statement in two places. First, on 
what basis do you think that referencing another spec results in more 
accessible implementations than having inline text? Second, on what 
aspects of accessibility that are considered out of scope does the HTML 
spec touch? I would argue there are none. All aspects of accessibility 
that it touches on are in scope, IMHO.

> >> I do not consider you do justice to accessibility by selectively 
> >> including bits of accessibility related advice you find important, 
> >> while neglecting other aspects.
> >If there are aspects of how to make HTML accessible that are neglected, 
> >please let me know what they are (by filing bugs). There should not be.
> which is what I have done and will continue to do so.

Excellent, thanks. In that case, your aforementioned concern is presumably 
allayed, so I don't see why you mentioned it.

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Received on Monday, 8 February 2010 11:51:12 UTC