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Re: Gmail photo alts

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From: L Snider
Date: Aug 30, 2016 7:42AM


Hi Latie,

Thanks for sharing that method. One thing I found quite by accident, was
when I copied the content of a Word document into a Gmail email. This
included the two photos I have in there, which had alts in Word. When I
copied the photos didn't copy over (I expected that) but my alts did copy
over...It was interesting. It didn't help me, but I wasn't expecting the
alts to come with the text!

Cheers

Lisa

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:28 AM, Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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.
>
> ​​​​​
>
>
>
> * katie *
>
> Katie Haritos-Shea
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
> Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
> Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 10:18 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> 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:
> >
> > Paul,
> >
> > How do you accomplish such a thing?
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> >
> > Jean-Pierre Jamous
> > Digital Accessibility Specialist & Developer UI Accessibility Team
> >
> > 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
> >
> > 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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