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Re: Screen Readers & Alt Text in Word


From: Karlen Communications
Date: Apr 26, 2012 1:26PM

JAWS 13 used to read both the title and description but with updates has
stopped reading either of them. It does identify images as "Slash"

Use Ctrl + Shift + letter O to get a list of objects in the document and the
Alt Text should be readable/identified. You can use this for testing to
ensure that all images/objects have Alt text.

Not reading Alt text is a long standing bug with JAWS.

Cheers, Karen

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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Screen Readers & Alt Text in Word

Carolyn -

I may be mistaken (and Word is not cooperating with me right now or I'd
check to be sure) but I believe JAWS reads the title and not alt.

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