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Re: MS Word Alt Description - is this new?

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From: info@karlencommunications.com
Date: Oct 4, 2017 1:15PM


If you want a bit more information on Intelligent Services, Auto generated Alt Text and a few new things coming, here is a link to my session at Microsoft Ignite:
https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/54668?source=sessions

In the Office 365 desktop apps, when you add an image you get a Pane to the right of the document with some positioning and cropping options, there is also a button to generate Alt Text if you have this setting turned off, but if you didn't turn it off, Alt text will be provided with the disclaimer that it is machine generated (until you edit it and remove that text).

Cheers, Karen

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Lucy Greco
Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:53 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] MS Word Alt Description - is this new?

Once again I have not been able to use it myself but from what I understand the system automatically detects that you have inserted a graphic and provides a label for it and provides you the opportunity to correct that label from what I understand it indicates that there is text there for you to check but I'm not sure how trying to get myself a 365 license so I can test it and play with it and let people know more

On Oct 4, 2017 11:37 AM, "Don Mauck" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lucy Greco [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:31 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> 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
>
> Lucia Greco
> Web Accessibility Evangelist
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> California, Berkeley
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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
> > (510) 289-6008 skype: lucia1-greco
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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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> > >
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ~j
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> > >
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