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Re: MS Word Alt Description - is this new?

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From: Don Mauck
Date: Oct 4, 2017 12:39PM


Hi Bevi, I posted a question that I see you answered. Just to confirm, this is only available using 365 since that uses the cloud.

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From: Chagnon | PubCom [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:26 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] MS Word Alt Description - is this new?

Reviews say the AI Alt-Text is very mediocre. Yes, it'll be getter over time, but this is one area that will be difficult to automate with AI...still a need for humans who can interpret the key visual message and information contained in a graphic and convey it to someone using A.T.

On the plus side, it at least prompts the author to add Alt-text or automatically puts at least something for the Alt-text. Wondering if something is better than nothing!

Confirming that I too heard that it will be rolled out to conventional licenses later, but is only in the cloud-based subscription 365 version at this time.

--Bevi Chagnon