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Re: Re: Clarification of WCAG intent and meaning of techniques [Re: WCAG considering amending F65 to NOT fail missing ALT text if title or aria-label is present]

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 11:02:54 -0800
Message-ID: <CAHu5OWZjuB1wxJf0UO6iMEDC=SZqP=+L-wMXYL1JJnuvLn=DjQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Leif H. Silli" <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "Schnabel, Stefan" <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "public-comments-wcag20@w3.org" <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>, Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "kirsten@can-adapt.com" <kirsten@can-adapt.com>
I disagree. This is an example of using text already on the page as the
image description. This is not an attempt to use aria-labelled by as an
alternate implementation of alt. It is a use case where alt is redundant if
the image description is already present and can be associated with the
image via aria-labelledby.

On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 9:51 AM, Leif H. Silli <
xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:

>  Loretta Guarino Reid, 28.11.2013, 17:45
> > Adding aria-hidden completely changes this example, which is one where
> the
> > image description is already available as *visible* text. This is a
> similar
> > use case to figure and figcaption.
> Well, it is the aria-labelledby that “completely changes" the example.
> Aria-hidden merely deals with the effect of the aria-labelledby.
> Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Thursday, 28 November 2013 19:03:22 UTC

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