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Re: [External Sender] Website automatic translation tools


From: Brian Lovely
Date: Jan 22, 2020 10:13AM

Assuming that translation means simply replacing text in one language with
text in another language, then it should be fine, since accessibility is
primarily in the markup. For instance

<button>French Text</button> to <button>German Text</button> or

<img alt="French Text" /> to <img alt="German Text"/>

The important thing is ensuring that there is perceivable text for all
meaningful and/or interactive elements, and that there are translations for
all these texts.

On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 11:01 AM Wee, Kim (MNIT) < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> It's my understanding that some website automatic translation tools are
> doing a better job at translating content on a page however, are there any
> out there that produce accessible translation?
> Kim Wee, CPWA, DHS Certified Trusted Tester v5
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