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(Inactive) Web Best Practices: Teleconference Details

Teleconference details

Agenda

1. For image rules is 'accessible name’ rather than 'alt text’?
  • aria-labelledby and aria-label can be used for giving an image an accessible name
  • in HTML 5 figure may be considered a type of image and it uses figcaption element or aria technique

2. Is 'accessible name’ ok for link rules, instead of 'link text’?
  • ARIA labeling techniques can be used to provide accessible names for links

3. Ruleset 1.0 and traige Rule Ideas

Minutes

Introductions
  • Bob and Seth from Nebraska

1. For image rules is 'accessible name’ rather than 'alt text’?
  • JG: Do people see a problem with using “accessible name”
  • BC: Description might be a better word
  • JG: Provide a “description” of the image
  • MR: I think some people maybe understand accessible name, the instances are not very popular right now
  • MR: I am ok with accessible name, as long as alt text is the preferred
  • MR: I think description is confusing, Microsoft uses description sometimes and it is confusing
  • MR: I vote over accessible name over description
  • TO: I agree with Melissa, “accessible name” but the terminology is a problem
  • MS: I am concerned about changing the name, maybe “Alternate text”
  • JG: What about “text equivalent”
  • MS: WCAG uses “text alternative”
  • JG: If its in WCAG it sounds like a good idea
  • Use “text alternative”

2. Is 'accessible name’ ok for link rules, instead of 'link text’?
  • JG: WCAG talks about link text

3. Ruleset 1.0 and traige Rule Ideas
  • https://trac.ainspector.org/design/wiki/notes/2012-12-03-oaa
  • People agree that this represents there views on Ruleset 1.0
  • TO: IT Access is developing a “sniff” test, if you pass that then there is a more extensive testing
  • BC: The actual user experience
  • TO: Not always user testing, but more one-on-one testing
  • CG: We do keyboard testing, and then we have a smoke test using “WAVE” since we can see ALT text for images and headers, then OAA and Fireeyse to see element level testing., then use JAWS.
  • CG: We are also testing iOS and Androide app accessibility testing

Participants