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Re: Alt text in Word 2016: Indicate null image & which box to type in

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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Jan 18, 2017 6:21PM


> Does that apply to both NVDA and JAWS? I remember a while back that some people were recommending putting the same thing into the title and description, because then it caught all screen readers. Do you think Description is enough to catch almost everyone today?

JAWS and NVDA both use the description field as the alt text for images in MS Word. I can't speak to other word processing products and other screen readers as I have not tested those recently.

Jonathan

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-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of L Snider
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 2:29 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Alt text in Word 2016: Indicate null image & which box to type in

Hi Jonathan,

Does that apply to both NVDA and JAWS? I remember a while back that some people were recommending putting the same thing into the title and description, because then it caught all screen readers. Do you think Description is enough to catch almost everyone today?

Cheers

Lisa

On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 7:43 PM, Jonathan Avila < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

> > Also, at 45 seconds into this video, it indicates that we should
> > write a
> title in the title and description in the description. But, this is
> different than the instructions on the NCDAE website
>
> The description field is the one that is announced by screen readers.
>
> Jonathan
>
> Jonathan Avila
> Chief Accessibility Officer
> SSB BART Group
> <EMAIL REMOVED>
> 703.637.8957 (Office)
>
>