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Re: Alt text for images


From: Mallory
Date: Sep 23, 2020 12:07PM

For WordPress at least, I didn't see anyone mentioning coyote. Don't google it (too many things called coyote), but ask Sina Bahram about it.


On Tue, Sep 22, 2020, at 3:43 PM, Jeremy Echols wrote:
> Valid point – we're still transitioning from Drupal 7, and I've only
> recently inherited the setup. It could be that there are lots of
> trivial ways to deal with this that I have no idea exist. My
> predecessor was a pretty smart guy, and seemed to think it was very
> difficult to work around, but that could also be due to custom modules
> *his* predecessor set up.
> So a better statement might be, "be aware that some CMSes may make
> reuse of images in different contexts a little bit difficult depending
> on the setup."
> Not really a powerful statement at that point, though, heh.
> From: Philip Kiff < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 16:40
> Cc: Jeremy Echols < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Alt text for images
> On 2020-09-21 18:51, Jeremy Echols wrote:
> It's worth noting that many CMSes let you reuse the same image in
> different contexts, but they also reuse the alt attribute. We run
> Drupal for pretty a huge number of our pages, and this is a constant
> problem. A general-purpose "stock"-like photo of a student can be used
> for so many purposes, and when the CMS tries to force a single alt text
> on you, it becomes a huge pain.
> Your note about problems with Drupal tweaked my memory and curiosity.
> I think I recall reading some lengthy discussions years ago about how
> Drupal would handle the issue of assigning different alternative text
> attributes to the same image in different contexts, and I thought that
> the community had come up with solutions for this? This is way back
> when there were multiple, significantly different versions of the media
> library module for Drupal 7.x floating around.
> I just assumed that current versions of Drupal (8.x and 9.x) would have
> something built in that dealt with this?
> This page about embedding media with CK Editor, seems to allow a
> default alternative text to be passed on if configured to do so, but
> then allows the CK Editor to override it as desired:
> https://www.drupal.org/docs/core-modules-and-themes/core-modules/media-library-module/embedding-media-with-ckeditor<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.drupal.org/docs/core-modules-and-themes/core-modules/media-library-module/embedding-media-with-ckeditor__;!!C5qS4YX3!XsRP_-cK6qlUhKh-W51A3ah9FqTtdd7xCtIAOe66Ie7k0_cvr-sOIFFPikXZ5BpTCw$>
> Phil.
> Philip Kiff
> D4K Communications
> > > > >