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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#35254 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Add img longdesc attribute in stock themes linked to media page

Reported by: inetbizo's profile inetbizo Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.4
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: accessibility, template Cc:


img longdesc has the capability to helping assistive technologies further explain what an image means via screen readers and low vision users. It's also a great image search tool to provide further detail around images.

I would add this for image management in posts and featured page/post images and update codex. And, in all stock themes bundled with WP.

img longdesc was reinstated into the HTML5 specifications.


Change History (2)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by afercia. View the logs.

8 years ago

#2 @rianrietveld
8 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

We discussed this in the wpa11y bug scrub and we think that there is not enough browser/AT support jet for longdesc.
Also using the attachment page for this may need some rethinking.

Maybe in a few years.

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