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Re: Alternate text for images having caption adjacent


From: Clark, Michelle - NRCS, Washington, DC
Date: May 27, 2014 12:50PM

I further would like to add to the discussion that I took a training class earlier this year where to and not add alt text was addressed. If the image has no value other then decorative, there is no purpose to a person using screen reading technology.

As a screen reader user, I do not have a need to have superfluous comments added that have no value to me.


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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:06 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Alternate text for images having caption adjacent

From my perspective, unless the image has an importance behind it, if it's hidden from me as a screen user, I don't care. The only images that I need to hear about would half to have a purpose.
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From: Rakesh P [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:01 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] Alternate text for images having caption adjacent

Dear list members,

Greetings for the day.

Many of you might have known that I write articles on various accessibility topics, happenings and technologies at www.maxability.co.in. Recently I have published an article on "Writing appropriate alternate text for images" at http://www.maxability.co.in/2014/05/writing-appropriate-alternate-text-images/.
Interestingly I got a comment that says
If alt="" is set to image having a caption describing the image adjacent to it , how does the screen reader user know that an image is available in the page. When alt="" is used screen reader completely ignores the image and the user will not even know the presence of image.
Any thoughts on this will help me in correcting the article and provide the best possible information to the readers.
Feel free to comment as reply to this email or to understand the context have a look and comment at blog directly http://www.maxability.co.in/2014/05/writing-appropriate-alternate-text-images/

Thanks in advance.
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