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Re: Comics with alt text


From: Jim Allan
Date: Jan 24, 2019 9:13AM

its old but very well done. From the BBC via Archive.org

On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 9:31 AM Abby Kingman < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Sort of a tangential question, I hope it's ok to post here...
> We are starting to post a comic strip in our company newsletter that is
> sent electronically, and also putting it in our twitter feed.
> Fundamentally, it seems like the alt text for the comics just needs to tell
> the story about what is happening in the panels. I'd like for the artist to
> provide the alt text since he knows best what he is conveying. I thought it
> might be helpful to provide him with examples of online comics that have
> good alt text, but as I am not a comic reader I don't have anything to
> refer to. Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated!
> Side note - When I did a google search for "alt text for comics" a lot of
> the results that came up were for posts that had poor information about how
> to hide "easter eggs" or jokes in the alt text. These posts were more than
> a few years old so hopefully the posters have moved on from that idea.
> Cheers!
> --
> Abby Kingman
> Last Call Media
> > > > >

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