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Fwd: Updated Working Draft of HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives

From: Glenda Sims <glenda.sims@deque.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:30:29 -0500
Message-ID: <CAH2ngETBEvzaLmWV+FGTezWd3-cCDwGA-5ady7jjpUUDtG54hQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org
Shawn and company,

I love this document and refer clients to it often...so huge thanks to the
work Steve and everyone has put into this valuable resource.  One thing I
would like to see added is a section on background images.  While we all
prefer that only decorative/non-informative images be used as background
images, reality is that large clients use sprites to save bandwidth and
reduce server requests.  So....many clients I work with have informative
images in the background and then need to use tricks to make sure that
content is available to screen reader users.

So...I'd love to see that added...first to warn folks "hey...we really
prefer you to put informative images inline." and then to give them a
pragmatic way to solve the issue if they are forced to use sprites due to
HUGE volume of users (bandwidth issues).

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Subject: Updated Working Draft of HTML5: Techniques for providing useful
text alternatives
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

An updated Working Draft of HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text
alternatives is available at <http://www.w3.org/TR/html-alt-techniques/>

This publication incorporates changes and corrections since October 2012,
but does not include pending bugs, which are listed in the Status of This
Document section. An updated publication with more information on
descriptions of complex images and with clarifications of other guidance is
expected in the near future.

Comments are welcome to <public-html@w3.org>.
Bugs can be filed directly into the W3C Bug tracker at <

URI: The URI above goes to the latest version of the document. The "dated"
version of this draft is: <http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-
html-alt-techniques-20141023/> The difference between these URIs are
explained in Referencing and Linking to WAI Guidelines and Technical
Documents at: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/linking.html>

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your
Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid
cross-postings where possible.

Shawn Henry, WAI Outreach
Janina Sajka, HTML Accessibility Task Force Co-Facilitator
Charles McCathieNevile, HTML Accessibility Task Force Co-Facilitator
Judy Brewer, WAI Director

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/

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