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

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 17:37:36 -0700
Cc: Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>, Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <10F2521E-1701-482E-AAB5-B3BD634885FA@apple.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

On Mar 22, 2010, at 4:44 PM, Maciej Stachowiak 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

Here is a version of the test case that uses the <figure> element to  
give a superior accessibility experience:

At least on OS X, it won't read the caption text twice to screen  
reader users.

(Yes, this is a completely correct use of role=img according to ARIA.)

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