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Re: Aria labelledby on alt text

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 18:11:30 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VnucharS58utzn31wJ9gg8orsxnk1DgMgVFLVTE4RaatQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: james nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Cc: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, kirsten@can-adapt.com
Hi james,



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SteveF
HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>


On 17 September 2013 17:37, james nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com> wrote:

>
> 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
> ****
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> @*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.
>

right

>  ****
>
> @*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?
>

its a usability issue and coupled with the fact its non conforming in HTML
to use this technique suggest that it should not be promoted.as a technique


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> James
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