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Re: alt text for Facebook images


From: Sandy
Date: Jan 24, 2014 7:59AM

On 1/23/14, 6:44 PM, Jarrett Clark wrote:
> 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.

Jarrett, thanks for taking the time to answer.

Just to be clear -- if I add text in the caption section of the FaceBook
interface for the banner and profile images it becomes the
aria-describedby attribute, and this works for screen readers. Have I
got this right?

Do the images in FB photo albums use the captions as alt text, or is it
the caption that a screen reader will read out?