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From: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL
Date: Aug 29, 2016 10:28AM


I do the whole thing in Word and paste it into the Outlook, therefore you only get the alt text you inserted into the description field in Word alt text dialog.

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Katie Haritos-Shea
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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 10:18 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts

https://www.outlook-apps.com/alt-text-images-outlook/ <https://www.outlook-apps.com/alt-text-images-outlook/>

Use the Outlook 2013 image format properties After you insert the image in your email, select it by clicking once on it and then right click to open the image menu: on the right click menu, select Format Picture. Outlook 2013 will open a new menu on the right side of the email editor, with the image formatting options. Choose Layout & Properties and the select the ALT text option:

Note: according to our tests carried with Outlook 2013 15.0.4517.1003, there seems to be a bug in the way Outlook inserts the ALT text. You would expect the Title (on the Picture Format properties) to refer to the HTML image Title attribute, but it doesn’t! Both the image Title and Description texts are added inside the ALT attribute text, including the words Title & Description. We’re not sure why Outlook handles it like this…


Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist
www.deque.com

> On Aug 29, 2016, at 9:06 AM, Jamous, JP < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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> Paul,
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> How do you accomplish such a thing?
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> Jean-Pierre Jamous
> Digital Accessibility Specialist & Developer UI Accessibility Team
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> The only limitations in life are those we set for ourselves
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
> Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
> Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 8:42 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts
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> Also not possible to add alt text to images in OS X and iOS Mail apps as far as I know.
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> You can add alt text to images in MS Outlook.
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> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> www.deque.com
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>> On Aug 28, 2016, at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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>> Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
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>> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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>>> 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:
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>>>> 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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