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Re: Does JAWS read Alt-Text in Excel Table?


From: Karlen Communications
Date: Dec 16, 2019 12:04PM

For images, yes, but for tables in Word, PowerPoint, Excel or Publisher, no.
None of the screen readers or Text-to-Speech tools (to my knowledge) ever
read the Alt text for tables created using Microsoft Office applications.
And it doesn't convert to anything in tagged PDF.

Cheers, Karen

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Subject: [WebAIM] Does JAWS read Alt-Text in Excel Table?

Questions, does JAWS read the Alt-Text in an Excel Table? And does that
Alt-Text get converted to the PDF?