Re: [EXT] AI and the future of Web accessibility Guidelines

Isn’t this still something that we need to document in our work on guidelines?

Can we put it on a list of guidelines or such to work on, or open an issue ticket to add it to the list of things?

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <>
Date: Friday, April 12, 2024 at 5:08 PM
To: Jennifer Strickland <>
Cc: Michael Gower <>, Nat Tarnoff <>, Roberto Scano <>, Todd Libby <>, Patrick H. Lauke <>, w3c-waI-gl@w3. org <>
Subject: Re: [EXT] AI and the future of Web accessibility Guidelines
Correct - alt text is an html feature and is fixed

I am talking about AI that generates the alternative alternate in real-time whenever an image is encountered.
not an author thing

On Apr 12, 2024, at 1:26 PM, Jennifer Strickland <> wrote:

From what I have seen to date of AI-generated alt text there hasn’t been a prompt for a user to review.

THAT is the reason this conversation was raised. We need to document guidelines for AI’s use for accessibility so that people have some guidance. We need to address the inevitability that it will be used.

Received on Friday, 12 April 2024 21:12:52 UTC