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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:

Description

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.

Ref: http://www.w3.org/TR/html-longdesc/

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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