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Re: MS Word Alt Description - is this new?

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From: KellyFord
Date: Oct 5, 2017 6:56AM


You can try the image descriptions outside the Office apps or Seeing AI by uploading images directly to www.captionbot.ai. You'll get back the same basic descriptions. Office adds a confidence indication and text about the description being automatically generated. On the Caption Bot service, you can also rate the accuracy of the descriptions.

The service also powers image descriptions available in Insider builds of Windows 10 with Narrator and available in general when the Fall Creators Update comes out later this fall. See https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/06/21/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-16226-pc/ for more details on how the service works with Narrator. Basically move Narrator focus to an image and press caps+shift+d.

Kelly


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It sure is. I tested it on my iPhone and it does a pretty darn good job.

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

Lucia Greco
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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?
>
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> 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
> http://webaccess.berkeley.edu
> Follow me on twitter @accessaces
>
>
> 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-----
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> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > https://jebswebs.net/blog/2017/10/microsoft-adds-
> > automatic-alt-description-t
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > ~j
> >
> >
> >
> > John E. Brandt
> >
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