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Re: alt text for Facebook images


From: Sandy
Date: Jan 31, 2014 7:53AM

>> 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?
> This might be the best we can do, but I am hoping not. It seems like
> banner images have no alt text, no matter what, and profile images take
> their alt from somewhere, but not the caption. (sigh.)

Good news, guys.

George Zamfir, in the FaceBook accessibility group is on this now.

He also sent me a link where it's possible to open a docket on FB
accessibility issues:

thanks, all, for helping me think about this.