[Bug 802922] [NEW] about:startpage: Missing alt text on "Google" image

Alan Jenkins alan.christopher.jenkins at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 28 10:57:37 UTC 2011

Public bug reported:

Noticed while using a screen-reader - using "1" to skip to the level 1
header - it reads "link heading level 1", and nothing else.

It's image that says Google, it's used as the level 1 heading, and it
acts as a link to google.com.  It should probably have an alt text of
"Google" :-).

That would also fix the appearance when "load images automatically" is
disabled (preferences -> content).  A bit like the screen-reader, it
leaves you with less information that you should have - and also the
image is still there, as a link, so you get a mysterious patch of white
space that turns out to be a link if you move the cursor over it.

I think there are other possible improvements as well.  There would
ideally be a label associated with the search text box, which the screen
reader would read to provide some context.  You probably don't want just
"Google"; you want to say "Google search".  (ARIA hint: aria-labelled-by
="id-of-google-image id-of-search-button" sounds cool).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: firefox 5.0+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jun 28 11:40:57 2011
 firefox 5.0+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.2
 flashplugin-installer N/A
 adobe-flashplugin N/A
 icedtea-plugin N/A
ProcEnviron: SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-06-19 (8 days ago)

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug natty

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