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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news 2012-03-17 07:25 am (UTC)

The Description field was one of the first accessibility changes we made on DW, and I've been really excited about it for a while! Loads of people have told us how much they appreciate us making icons more accessible for them, and our commitment to accessibility is one of the things I'm most proud of. I'm really hoping the change to make the Description visible in the hover text makes more people aware of the existence of the option, and encourages them to write good descriptions for their icons -- doing good descriptions really is an art, rather than a science, but at least now people are more aware that the option exists. (I hate how hard most browsers make it to get at the alt text for images!)

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