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Re: Adding alt tags to photos


From: John E. Brandt
Date: Nov 20, 2009 10:10AM

Sadly, the only way to still add the ALT attribute to images in Blogger is
to insert the image and then go to the HTML version of the blog entry and
manually change the code. Blogger, by default, enters the NULL Alt for all
images that are posted. You need to find the ALT="" and insert the
appropriate description. Nice tutorial here:

WordPress has a more better way of adding ALT information when the image is
first inserted.

I started to write a long-winded comment about "when to ALT and when to use
the NULL Alt" - but I decided against it. Save that for another thread, in a
off-list conversation or in some other forum.


John E. Brandt
Augusta, ME USA

-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Randi
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 9:44 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Adding alt tags to photos

Hi all,

somehow I've managed to start a trend on blogger of sighted folks who
raise guide dog puppies wanting to add image descriptions, after
reading my posts about how much I appreciate them. Several of them are
having troubles, and I don't know where to point them for help. I know
in Blogger there is an edit html area for photos, but I have no
photos, so I can't go look at the code. Eventually I'll be doing
photos too, and I also want to know how to do this.

Does anyone know of a good website that novice people can use to make
sense of how to add alt tags? I'm so touched they all want to learn,
and several of them are getting frustrated.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!


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