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Re: Adding alt tags to photos


From: Carin Headrick
Date: Nov 20, 2009 10:45AM

Hi. I just joined the list, but I had to speak. I know for sure that in blogger, there is a place that says alt="" If you notice, on my blog, all the Trixie's brain posts have a picture that says graphic Trixie speaks. That's where I put the alt text.

I don't know about other sites to learn, off the top of my head, about alt text, but I know at least that much.

And hi.

----- Original Message -----
From: Randi
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 9:44 AM
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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