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Re: JAWS and Word ALT tags


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Apr 26, 2012 9:11PM

Please do put pressure on Freedom scientific to get this fixed. If you
have a document that has an example, and a particular Jaws software
(serial #, version), send the info to their support team and report it
as a bug.
They won't fix it, if we don't ask for the fixes (neither will any
other company for that matter).

On 4/26/12, Karlen Communications < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> This is a known JAWS bug...it is not a "Word" or "PowerPoint" bug. It is
> also not a consistent bug in JAWS - sometimes the Alt Text is read and
> sometimes it isn't...we just don't rely on it being read at all.
> As I've mentioned you can access the Alt Text by getting a list of objects
> in a Word document. And the Alt Text will convert to tagged PDF as someone
> else has mentioned.
> Cheers, Karen
> Out of Office, Sent from my iPad
> On 2012-04-26, at 4:02 PM, "Elizabeth J. Pyatt" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Hello:
>> Several of us are finding that ALT tags inserted into either Word 2010 for
>> Windows or Word 2011 for Mac are not read aloud by JAWS
>> The ALT tags are there even if the file is opened in a different version
>> of Word on another platform. The ALT tags are also able to be transferred
>> to a tagged PDF at which point they are read aloud by JAWS.
>> Are other users having similar issues with ALT tags in Word? And
>> PowerPoint?
>> Any information appreciated
>> Elizabeth
>> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=->> Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
>> Instructional Designer
>> Education Technology Services, TLT/ITS
>> Penn State University
>> <EMAIL REMOVED> , (814) 865-0805 or (814) 865-2030 (Main Office)
>> 210 Rider Building (formerly Rider II)
>> 227 W. Beaver Avenue
>> State College, PA 16801-4819
>> http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10/psu
>> http://tlt.psu.edu
>> >> >> > > > >