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Re: repetitive alt tag question

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From: Mike Warner
Date: Mar 28, 2015 12:34PM


Thanks, Mike. That's what I figured, but I wanted to run it by the list.

Mike

Mike Warner
Director of IT Services
MindEdge, Inc.


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> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:43:31 -0400
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> Hi all,
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> I'm re-assessing our proprietary course system for accessiblity, and, while
> there is only one red flag, there are a handful of yellow flags, as per the
> WAVE browser extension. I can't do anything about the red flag for the
> moment, but that particular item will be gone in a month or so.
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> In our courses, there are icons next to the assignment titles in the
> navigation list to indicate whether the assignment has been completed.
> These are checkmarks that replace the icon used for an incomplete
> assignment. The alt text for all of them is, "This assignment has been
> completed." We haven't had any complaints from students using assistive
> tech, but WAVE complains about having that many images with the same alt
> text so close together.
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> Should I worry about that? Since the idea is to convey completion status
> to the non-sighted, I don't want to say something different each time and
> make it confusing.
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> Thanks,
> Mike
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> Mike Warner
> Director of IT Services
> MindEdge, Inc.
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> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:57:06 +0000
> From: "Moore,Michael (DARS)" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] repetitive alt tag question
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> In the case that you describe, the duplicate text is fine.
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> Mike Moore
> Accessibility Coordinator,
> Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
> (512) 424-4159 (Office)
> (512) 574-0091 (Cell)
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