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Re: Google Automatic Alts?


From: L Snider
Date: Nov 20, 2014 4:59PM

Hi everyone,

Loved the comments, thanks! For me, I don't think anything 'automatic' can
do what a human can do, at least one who understands why we describe
images. I also wonder if it will make developers say, hey why do we have to
do this when it is done for us-that is my big concern.

Thanks again, great discussion as always!



On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 1:44 PM, Mallory van Achterberg <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Depends probably entirely on how good it is, otherwise you get
> the alt version of YouTube automatic "craptions". :P
> _mallory
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:00:32AM -0500, <EMAIL REMOVED>
> wrote:
> > Actually, it would be incredibly useful in publishing, especially
> > educational publishing. While on the one hand the correct thing
> > to happen in publishing is for publishers to require content
> > creators to provide meaningful alt text, in practice that
> > continues not to happen, year after year, and probably never will
> > unless there is money in it. So a way to automate detection of
> > undescribed images and describe them would be a vast improvement
> > over the status quo, if nothing else.
> >
> > Deborah Kaplan
> > > >