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Re: Examples of when people need text alternatives for images

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:33:18 +0200
Message-ID: <4C497DFE.4090704@w3.org>
To: Ian Pouncey <w3c@ipouncey.co.uk>, sylvie.duchateau@snv.jussieu.fr
CC: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
How about this edit for consideration:

- Users who have cognitive impairments and rely on speech synthesis to 
augment or instead of reading web content visually


On 23.07.2010 13:18, Ian Pouncey wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM, Sylvie Duchateau
> <sylvie.duchateau@snv.jussieu.fr>  wrote:
>> In the next bullet, I wonder if users with cognitive disabilities only use
>> screen readers? I think there are possibilities to have software reading
>> text that is selected with the mouse or copied and pasted in the clipboard.
>> So I suggest for this bullet:
>> - Users who have a cognitive impairment that makes it difficult
>> or impossible to read, and have text  read by speech synthesis when they
>> select it with the mouse or copy it to the clipboard.
> This is a valid technique used by users, but alt attribute text is not
> copied to the clipboard when an image is selected in all browsers - do
> we need to make a note of that if this change is accepted? I think the
> reference to users with cognitive impairments potentially using a
> traditional screen reader needs to stay in as well.
> Ian.

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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