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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 19:41:22 -0500
Message-ID: <643cc0271003221741x3014ef23t1566b17c3cfcb3c6@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 7:37 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>
> 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:
> http://webkit.org/demos/accessible-ascii-art/butterfly-figure.html
>
> 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.)
>
> Regards,
> Maciej
>
>


Perhaps you need to file a bug to provide an accessible alternative in
place of the warning currently associated with the pre element.

Shelley
Received on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 00:41:55 UTC

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