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Re: alt text for Facebook images


From: Jarrett Clark
Date: Jan 23, 2014 4:44PM

The caption you give a photo appears in the alt text in your timeline. The
photo in the lightbox does not have alt text, instead it uses
the aria-describedby attribute.

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 4:46 PM, Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E] <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> from what I can tell, you're not technically adding alt-text to the image
> but 'merely' giving it a caption, which 'could' serve the same purpose.
> But a caption and an alt-text aren't typically the same thing - could be
> the only way to make the best of a bad situation?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bourne, Sarah (ITD) [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:54 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] alt text for facebook images
> Sandy,
> I suspect you can't really tell if it's worked until you "publish". When
> I look at my timeline, the alt text for images is exactly the same as what
> people put as text. The value of having the same text twice is another
> issue! I couldn't find the information you were talking about on the page
> you gave, but I would suggest that that is the best place to ask.
> sb
> Sarah E. Bourne
> Director of Assistive Technology &
> Mass.Gov Chief Technology Strategist
> Information Technology Division
> Commonwealth of Massachusetts
> 1 Ashburton Pl. rm 1601 Boston MA 02108
> 617-626-4502
> http://www.mass.gov/itd
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto:
> <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Sandy
> Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2:24 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: [WebAIM] alt text for facebook images
> hey all,
> I am hoping to find you all in a "there's no such thing as a stupid
> question" mood.
> I am trying to add alt text to a facebook banner and profile image.
> According to FB I should be able to do this by adding a description to the
> photo that then becomes the alt text. I've been trying this approach and it
> just doesn't seem to take.
> I've posted some screenshots of me trying to add alt text and what I end
> up with here http://sandyfeldman.com/fb/
> Am I missing something really obvious? Is there somewhere else I should be
> entering this information?
> Thanks for your help,
> Sandy
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