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Re: Aria labelledby on alt text

From: james nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:37:09 -0700
Message-ID: <52388535.9000304@oracle.com>
To: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
CC: WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, kirsten@can-adapt.com

On 9/17/2013 9:25 AM, David MacDonald wrote:
> Steve Faulkner's comments on aria labelledby in place of alt text 
> technique
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/Using_aria-labelledby_to_provide_a_text_alternative_that_serves_the_equivalent_purpose
> @*davidmacd* <https://twitter.com/davidmacd> a few, text alternative 
> is duplicated , doesn't fulfill other alt uses (displayed when images 
> turned off, missing etc)
The duplicated text would be the same if you specified alt text wouldn't 
it? We are assuming the image is important here and not decorative.
> @*davidmacd* <https://twitter.com/davidmacd> also <img> non conforming 
> in html5 without alt attribute unless inside <figure> with caption 
> wiki does not mention
We should add this note.
> @*davidmacd* <https://twitter.com/davidmacd> so for example the van 
> gogh image example would 'disappear' if the image failed to load or 
> images turned off
I argue that this isn't an accessibility error so isn't a WCAG issue. Is 
there an accessibility problem caused by this?

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