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Re: repetitive alt tag question

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From: Mike Warner
Date: Mar 30, 2015 11:00AM


Thanks, Lynn! I do recall hearing that when a blind friend showed me her
tech. That was some time ago.

Mike Warner
Director of IT Services
MindEdge, Inc.



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> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:34:26 -0400
> From: Mike Warner < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
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> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] repetitive alt tag question
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> Thanks, Mike. That's what I figured, but I wanted to run it by the list.
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> Mike
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> Mike Warner
> Director of IT Services
> MindEdge, Inc.
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> > Message: 2
> > Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:43:31 -0400
> > From: Mike Warner < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> > To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> > Subject: [WebAIM] repetitive alt tag question
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> > Hi all,
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
> >
> >
> >
> > Mike Warner
> > Director of IT Services
> > MindEdge, Inc.
> >
> >
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> > Message: 3
> > 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.
> >
> > Mike Moore
> > Accessibility Coordinator,
> > Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
> > (512) 424-4159 (Office)
> > (512) 574-0091 (Cell)
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> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:23:54 +0000
> From: Lynn Holdsworth < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] repetitive alt tag question
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> Hi Mike,
>
> Would you be able to shorten the alt text to "completed" or at most
> "completed assignment"? For a screenreader user checking the status of
> lots of assignments, for each one they encounter they must listen to
> "this assignment has been" before they hear the information they need.
> You might be surprised at how much extra time this takes and how
> frustrating it can become.
>
> Keeping alt text as short as possible without losing any vital
> information, and front-loading what's most important (hence "COMPLETED
> assignment" rather than "assignment completed") will cause your
> screenreader users to love you for ever.
>
> If the assignments are encapsulated in a list, and there's a heading
> that says "Assignments" or some other mechanism that tells
> screenreader users they're moving through a list of assignments, I
> wouldn't use the word "assignment" in the alt text at all.
>
> Best, Lynn
>
> On 28/03/2015, Mike Warner < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> > 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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> >>
> >> Message: 2
> >> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:43:31 -0400
> >> From: Mike Warner < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> >> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> >> Subject: [WebAIM] repetitive alt tag question
> >> Message-ID:
> >> <
> >> <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> >>
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Mike
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Mike Warner
> >> Director of IT Services
> >> MindEdge, Inc.
> >>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------
> >>
> >> Message: 3
> >> 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
> >> Message-ID:
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> >> >
> >>
> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
> >>
> >> In the case that you describe, the duplicate text is fine.
> >>
> >> Mike Moore
> >> Accessibility Coordinator,
> >> Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
> >> (512) 424-4159 (Office)
> >> (512) 574-0091 (Cell)
> >>
> >>
> >>
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