Re: [orca-list] Image without empty alt should be ignored by Orca

Hi Alex.

Where in the ARIA spec is that?

Having said that, Orca already does try to filter out completely useless
images, so I'll look into it.

Having said that, if the expected/desired behavior is that all ATs
should ignore the image in question, it would be great if that image
were not exposed to ATs. That would improve performance (less sanity
checking needed by Orca) and result in all ATs providing a consistent
experience. This is what WebKit does: The image in your test case is not
exposed at all.


On 06/06/2017 11:17 AM, Alex ARNAUD wrote:
Dear all,

An user accessibility expert (in CC) tells me that image with an empty
alt should be ignored by Orca.

As I understand this behavior is in the ARIA specifications.

I've tested on Debian Sid with Firefox 52 and 54 with the latest Orca
from master.

I've written a simple HTML page to help you to test :

Steps to reproduce :

1) Open the page in Firefox

2) Read the page with Orca

Result : Orca announced "image" when It encounters the image with the
empty alt

Expected result : Orca should skip this image

Best regards.

Visual-Impairment Project Manager
Hypra - "Humanizing technology"

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