A star on a Chrome issue indicates your support and interest in fixing that issue. It is akin to adding your vote in Mozilla. The number of stars accumulated for an issue can help engineers gauge the need to fix it. Microsoft, Mozilla, Apple and Google have fixed accessibility issues in the last year in great part due to public attention and votes. To star the two longdesc Chrome issues:

Create a Google Account (if you don't already have one)

A Google account is required to star Chrome issues. If you don't have an account, one can be created at Create a new Google Account.

Vote by Adding a Star

Once you are logged into your Google account you can vote by adding a star.

For Issue 224285: Expose longdesc in context menu

  1. Go to Issue 224285
  2. Note the number of people who starred the issue. That information will be right after "Issue 224285", which is a heading level 3.
  3. Select the Star that immediately precedes "Issue 224285 Expose longdesc in context menu". Note: The voting graphic is not keyboard accessible, nor does it indicate the select state so screen reader users can't tell if they've voted on or off.
  4. Reload the page. The number of people who starred the issue should have increased by one.
  5. You have now have indicated your support and should be notified of changes on the bug.

For Issue 224287: Expose longdesc to assistive technology

  1. Go to Issue 224287
  2. Note the number of people who starred the issue. That information will be right after "Issue 224287", which is a heading level 3.
  3. Select the Star that immediately precedes "Issue 224287 Expose longdesc in context menu". Note: The voting graphic is not keyboard accessible, nor does it indicate the select state so screen reader users can't tell if they've voted on or off.
  4. Reload the page. The number of people who starred the issue should have increased by one.
  5. You have now have indicated your support and should be notified of changes on the bug.

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