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Re: SC 1.3.3 Question

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From: Lovely, Brian
Date: Nov 30, 2017 2:09PM


I suppose there could be some situation where a specific shape would need to be described, but I think in most situations, this just means to ensure there is a perceivable equivalent to information that is otherwise communicated only visually. For instance, a list of tasks with some of them displaying a checkmark image next to them meaning that they have been completed. In this case, I don't think it's necessary to describe the shape of a checkmark, but just to indicate that the task has been completed. If the checkbox image is inline, it can be done using the image's alt attribute: <img src="path/to/image" alt="completed" />

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Subject: [WebAIM] SC 1.3.3 Question

Hi,
My interpretation of the below page is that the only way to ensure that 1.3.3 is satisfied is to have visible text labels that indicate what shapes mean. I have two questions about the content of the page. Which shapes are universally accepted? And is this interpretation too strict? One reason I ask this is that it is possible to have a universally accepted shape, and have text spoken by a screen reader that indicates the shape's meaning. Which people with learning disabilities would be impacted one way or other other?

https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/content-structure-separation-understanding.html

Thanks.

Jim
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