HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives

HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives

This document is a work in progress currently edited by me, I
encourage anyone with an interest to contribute to its development.

Document aims:
* Provide clear and practical advice on how to  provide appropriate
text alternatives for images using currently supported  techniques
* How to make use of the new features available in HTML5 and WAI-ARIA
for providing text alternatives.
* Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each technique in
reference to browser and assistive technology support.
* Provide normative rules for each technique in regards to whether its
correct use results in a conforming HTML5 document.
* Harmonization of HTML5 document conformance in regards to image text
alternatives with WCAG 2.0.

The document has been put forward as a First Public Working Draft in
the W3C HTML WG, it is expected this initial publication will occur
next month.

How you can help:

If you are not a member of the W3C HTML WG:
Email the HTML WG public comments list:
Email me:

Or preferably

File a bug

If you are a member of the HTML WG email the list or me  or preferably
file a bug

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium |
Web Accessibility Toolbar -

Received on Monday, 17 May 2010 10:57:30 UTC