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Re: MS Word Alt Description - is this new?

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From: Don Mauck
Date: Oct 4, 2017 12:36PM


Hi Lucy, does all this happen from the Insert menu?
I'm not running Office365, I am using the latest 2016 version, this sure sounds interesting though!

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From: Lucy Greco [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] MS Word Alt Description - is this new?

yes its useing the same back end that the seeing ai app is using and that one is pritty inpressive

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On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 11:27 AM, JP Jamous < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Easy girl! You mean this is an AI feature that links to the Microsoft
> cloud?
>
> I have not been a big fan of the Microsoft cloud. I use 2016 365, but I
> try to keep it from connecting fully to the cloud.
>
> What are the other products that it will be included in? Is VS.NET one of
> them?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
> Behalf Of Lucy Greco
> Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:38 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] MS Word Alt Description - is this new?
>
> i disagree the auto part of the process is new its been in the insiders
> for about 4 months now and i have been dieing to try it. yes you were
> always able to add the alt text but the AI part is brand new and i reely
> want to know how good it is. Ms tells me that if you change the text they
> give you the system lerns and the recognishion will get better over time
> i asked if this would be in only the 365 and they said the plan is to
> have it in all products in time please let us know how good the auto
> discription is i
> am diing to try it
>
> Lucia Greco
> Web Accessibility Evangelist
> IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration University of California,
> Berkeley
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>
> On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 8:20 AM, JP Jamous < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
> > No it is not new. It has always been under "FormatAlt". The only
> > difference is that in the latest version of Word, they made it visible
> > to users who do not know about a11y.
> >
> > It is also found in PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
> > Behalf Of John E. Brandt
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 9:35 AM
> > To: 'WebAIM Discussion List' < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> > Subject: [WebAIM] MS Word Alt Description - is this new?
> >
> > I was just preparing some training documents for a presentation on
> > accessible PDFs. Using the latest version of MS Word in MSO365, I
> > noticed that when I added an image/picture there was a space
> > superimposed on the image showing a "suggested Alt description." When
> > I clicked on it, it brought up a dialog box that says: "How would you
> > describe this picture and its contents to someone who is blind? (1 - 2
> > sentences recommended). Then it gives that recommended Alt description
> > (not very sophisticated, I might
> > add) which you can edit.
> >
> >
> >
> > I've posted the screenshots in the following links.
> >
> >
> >
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> > o-ms-word/
> >
> >
> >
> > This is new to me. When did Microsoft start doing this?
> >
> >
> >
> > I suspect it is associated with MSO365 and is using some AI from the
> Cloud.
> > Will investigate further to see if it is in the Mac version and other
> > MSO apps.
> >
> >
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> > ~j
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