Type: Regression Bug
Affects Version/s: 7.3.10 DXP GA1
Fix Version/s: None
In DXP 7.0 required images didn't have required alt text. On the face of it, it would seem sensible to require users to enter alt text when an image is required and I fully empathize with why this was done. However it is harmful and not helpful to accessibility.
The danger is that is encourages users to enter junk alt text in order to get passed or defeat the validation. I see this as a regression from 7.0.
Remove the regression, that is to say if the image field is required, the alt text should not be.
This regression in functionality can harm accessibility.
I'm fully aware that accessibility is the responsibility of the customer and not Liferay ... which speaks to how bad UX is getting at Liferay but Liferay made this error of judgement, we didn't as customers or end users make this regression.
- A feature request has been made to remove the required alt text field. https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-127048
- A feature request I'm proposing if this how it's going to be ... use Tensor Flow to analyze an uploaded image and have the alt text filled in. This way the user would see the automation and AI as a threat and a game to defeat. So the content creator can be tricked into writing good alt text because the AI would be so bad at it, the human will feel much more likely to overcome this barrier with good alt text. https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-127368