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Re: When "Alt" is not the semantically-correct representation of an image


From: Duff Johnson
Date: Jul 30, 2018 7:28AM

Hi Steve,

Thanks for these links. I'm not sure they really address all of the cases I described… but perhaps I'm thinking more generally about reuse, and not specifically about reuse in the accessibility context.

It continues to bother me that "alt" is made to do double-duty as both a "description" and as "the significant semantic content", and that there's no programmatically-ascertainable distinction between these cases.

Apart from my more-generalized reuse concerns, that feels like a setup for unequal access to content. I wish HTML could do better.


> On Jul 28, 2018, at 02:40, Steve Faulkner < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> The HTML spec includes advice/examples along these lines:
> Images of text
> https://www.w3.org/TR/html/semantics-embedded-content.html#images-of-text
> Inline images
> https://www.w3.org/TR/html/semantics-embedded-content.html#inline-images