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Re: ISSUE-90 background documentation on allowing any flow content in figure

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 19:02:17 -0500
Message-ID: <643cc0271003221702h586f5076kb6f036010f4af98a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "Edward O'Connor" <hober0@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 6:44 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>
> On Mar 22, 2010, at 4:30 PM, Edward O'Connor wrote:
>
>>> I will be honest, I'm not including this in the proposal. Not to say
>>> it couldn't be included, but I hope would follow an experiment I did,
>>> first, before adding a pre for ascii art in as option:
>>>
>>> If you don't have a screen reader installed for testing, I would
>>> recommend installing NVDA on Windows, and then start the screen reader
>>> and Firefox.
>>
>> Sorry, this machine doesn't actually have a sound card, and anyway I
>> don't have a screen reader installed on it. Perhaps you could describe
>> the results of your experiment on the list? Thanks.
>
> Safari+VoiceOver on Mac will attempt to read the characters inside <pre>
> until the user invokes the command to skip the element.
>
> However, the following slightly modified version will do the right thing, at
> least in Safari on Mac OS X:
> http://webkit.org/demos/accessible-ascii-art/butterfly.html
>
> Regards,
> Maciej
>
>

But then, there isn't fallback for the reader to understand what the
heck is going on.

I don't want to debate my change proposal before I submit it, but I
think a screen shot of the ASCII art, such as the following provides
the art without the gibberish. And a person can always link the ascii
art, if for some reason it's absolutely essential to include all the
characters. Or they don't have to use figure.

http://burningbird.net/graphics/ascii.jpg

Shelley
Received on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 00:02:52 UTC

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