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RE: Proposal with updates from 26 May call

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 18:40:06 +0000 (UTC)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.0505271838310.31057@aristotle.multipattern.com>

> But the fact that the Web site you mention above does a poor job of
> implementing existing accessibility guidelines isn't necessarily an
> argument against a success criterion.  There are thousands of sites that
> have terrible alt text for their images, but that's not a reason to
> strike down the requirement to provide alt text.

Because alt text is part of the HTML spec and is unambiguously under 
author control. Reading a textual Web page out loud is a user-agent issue.


     Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
     Accessibility <http://joeclark.org/access/>
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