Re: [Conformance] Third Party Draft Updated

Hi Patrick,

IMHO it comes down to training users to enter appropriate text
alternatives. We have been doing that with content management software
(e.g. Drupal) and learning management software (e.g. Canvas). Our
instances have required alt fields. It  helps educate users and
provides a teachable moment that helps make accessibility practices
more ubiquitous.

Kind Regards,

On 6/22/21, Patrick H. Lauke <> wrote:
> On 22/06/2021 08:47, Laura Carlson wrote:
>> Photo sharing sites should, in fact, require that meaningful alt text
>> accompany images that are uploaded. The Authoring Tool Accessibility
>> Guidelines 2.0 require that such sites prompt users for that content.
>> If they prompted for and stored that content from the user, they'd be
>> able to insert meaningful alt text where it is required.
> How do you force users to enter appropriate alternative text? Even if
> you make a field like that mandatory, how do you enforce that they don't
> just put a single character, or something generic like "image", or the
> filename ("DSC11042.jpg") in there just to get past the requirement and
> being able to submit their photo? Particularly, you can't then blame the
> platform provider if these users don't do it right. That would be
> untenable, and the result would more likely be that sites will just stop
> taking in user-generated content if it means *they* as a platform
> provider are made liable.
>> When user generated content is a barrier to accessibility, it is a
>> barrier period. Putting that fact in an accessibility statement won't
>> make it conforming. It could inform people with disabilities to avoid
>> that content IF the admission of the non-conformance is made prior
>> to/along with them ever encountering the inaccessible content. But it
>> won't make it conforming.
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Laura L. Carlson

Received on Tuesday, 22 June 2021 12:21:17 UTC