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From: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL
Date: Aug 29, 2016 10:22AM


Whatever alt text you add to an image in Outlook, like a logo in a signature, will be read by NVDA (at least), when you open that email in Gmail on Windows.

For my work signature in Gmail, I first created it in Outlook, sent that email to my Gmail account, copied my Outlook email signature with the image, and pasted it into my new signature template in Gmail. When users have HTML enabled on their devices, my gmail signature then displays the image and AT reads the alt text.

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of L Snider
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 9:44 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts

Hi Paul,

Thanks. Geez, like we haven't had email for a billion years...In this case, I can't use Outlook. Although, maybe I can swing that and it would solve the issue. Google should do better!

Cheers

Lisa

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 8:42 AM, Paul J. Adam < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Also not possible to add alt text to images in OS X and iOS Mail apps
> as far as I know.
>
> You can add alt text to images in MS Outlook.
>
> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> www.deque.com
>
> > On Aug 28, 2016, at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> >
> > Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> >
> >> Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the
> body of
> >> the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a signature
> >> image). I don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to triple check.
> >>
> >> Cheers
> >>
> >> Lisa
> >>
> >> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi Everyone,
> >>>
> >>> I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not
> >>> as attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can
> >>> add an
> >> alt
> >>> for them. Anyone know?
> >>>
> >>> I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
> >>>
> >>> Cheers
> >>>
> >>> Lisa
> >>>
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> >> > >>
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> > >
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> >