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From: L Snider
Date: Sun, Aug 28 2016 2:23PM
Subject: Gmail photo alts
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Hi Everyone,

I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not as
attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can add an alt
for them. Anyone know?

I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.

Cheers

Lisa

From: L Snider
Date: Sun, Aug 28 2016 2:25PM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the body of
the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a signature image). I
don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to triple check.

Cheers

Lisa

On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
>
> I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not as
> attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can add an alt
> for them. Anyone know?
>
> I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
>
> Cheers
>
> Lisa
>

From: Kevin Chao
Date: Sun, Aug 28 2016 6:39PM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.

On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the body of
> the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a signature image). I
> don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to triple check.
>
> Cheers
>
> Lisa
>
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
> > Hi Everyone,
> >
> > I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not as
> > attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can add an
> alt
> > for them. Anyone know?
> >
> > I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Lisa
> >
> > > > >

From: L Snider
Date: Sun, Aug 28 2016 7:31PM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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Hi Kevin,

Thanks. I was hoping I missed something, but I guess not!

Cheers

Lisa

On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
>
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
> > Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the body
> of
> > the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a signature image). I
> > don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to triple check.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Lisa
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Everyone,
> > >
> > > I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not as
> > > attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can add an
> > alt
> > > for them. Anyone know?
> > >
> > > I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
> > >
> > > Cheers
> > >
> > > Lisa
> > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > >

From: Jim Allan
Date: Mon, Aug 29 2016 7:36AM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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there is always 'alt' as plain text. share the description with everyone

On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 8:31 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Hi Kevin,
>
> Thanks. I was hoping I missed something, but I guess not!
>
> Cheers
>
> Lisa
>
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
> > Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >
> > > Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the
> body
> > of
> > > the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a signature image).
> I
> > > don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to triple check.
> > >
> > > Cheers
> > >
> > > Lisa
> > >
> > > On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi Everyone,
> > > >
> > > > I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not as
> > > > attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can add
> an
> > > alt
> > > > for them. Anyone know?
> > > >
> > > > I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
> > > >
> > > > Cheers
> > > >
> > > > Lisa
> > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > >



--
Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315 fax: 512.206.9264 http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964

From: Paul J. Adam
Date: Mon, Aug 29 2016 7:42AM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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Also not possible to add alt text to images in OS X and iOS Mail apps as far as I know.

You can add alt text to images in MS Outlook.

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist
www.deque.com

> On Aug 28, 2016, at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
> Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
>
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
>> Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the body of
>> the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a signature image). I
>> don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to triple check.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Lisa
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Everyone,
>>>
>>> I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not as
>>> attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can add an
>> alt
>>> for them. Anyone know?
>>>
>>> I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>>
>>> Lisa
>>>
>> >> >> >> >>
> > > >

From: L Snider
Date: Mon, Aug 29 2016 7:42AM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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Hi Jim,

Yes, I was thinking of doing it. In this case it is tough, because it is
two logos and the text will make it look weird...so I am trying to think of
placement. It is the only way to say what they are!

Cheers

Lisa

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 8:36 AM, Jim Allan < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> there is always 'alt' as plain text. share the description with everyone
>
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 8:31 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
> > Hi Kevin,
> >
> > Thanks. I was hoping I missed something, but I guess not!
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Lisa
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> wrote:
> >
> > > Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
> > >
> > > On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the
> > body
> > > of
> > > > the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a signature
> image).
> > I
> > > > don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to triple check.
> > > >
> > > > Cheers
> > > >
> > > > Lisa
> > > >
> > > > On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi Everyone,
> > > > >
> > > > > I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not as
> > > > > attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can add
> > an
> > > > alt
> > > > > for them. Anyone know?
> > > > >
> > > > > I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
> > > > >
> > > > > Cheers
> > > > >
> > > > > Lisa
> > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
>
>
>
> --
> Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator
> Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
> 1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
> voice 512.206.9315 fax: 512.206.9264 http://www.tsbvi.edu/
> "We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964
> > > > >

From: L Snider
Date: Mon, Aug 29 2016 7:44AM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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Hi Paul,

Thanks. Geez, like we haven't had email for a billion years...In this case,
I can't use Outlook. Although, maybe I can swing that and it would solve
the issue. Google should do better!

Cheers

Lisa

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 8:42 AM, Paul J. Adam < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Also not possible to add alt text to images in OS X and iOS Mail apps as
> far as I know.
>
> You can add alt text to images in MS Outlook.
>
> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> www.deque.com
>
> > On Aug 28, 2016, at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >
> > Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >
> >> Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the
> body of
> >> the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a signature image). I
> >> don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to triple check.
> >>
> >> Cheers
> >>
> >> Lisa
> >>
> >> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi Everyone,
> >>>
> >>> I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not as
> >>> attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can add an
> >> alt
> >>> for them. Anyone know?
> >>>
> >>> I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
> >>>
> >>> Cheers
> >>>
> >>> Lisa
> >>>
> >> > >> > >> > >> > >>
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > >

From: Jamous, JP
Date: Mon, Aug 29 2016 8:06AM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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Paul,

How do you accomplish such a thing?




**************************************************

Jean-Pierre Jamous
Digital Accessibility Specialist & Developer
UI Accessibility Team

The only limitations in life are those we set for ourselves

**************************************************

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 8:42 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts

Also not possible to add alt text to images in OS X and iOS Mail apps as far as I know.

You can add alt text to images in MS Outlook.

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist
www.deque.com

> On Aug 28, 2016, at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
> Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
>
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
>> Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the
>> body of the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a
>> signature image). I don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to triple check.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Lisa
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Everyone,
>>>
>>> I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not as
>>> attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can add
>>> an
>> alt
>>> for them. Anyone know?
>>>
>>> I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>>
>>> Lisa
>>>
>> >> >> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
>> >>
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
>

From: Paul J. Adam
Date: Mon, Aug 29 2016 8:17AM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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https://www.outlook-apps.com/alt-text-images-outlook/ <https://www.outlook-apps.com/alt-text-images-outlook/>

Use the Outlook 2013 image format properties
After you insert the image in your email, select it by clicking once on it and then right click to open the image menu: on the right click menu, select Format Picture. Outlook 2013 will open a new menu on the right side of the email editor, with the image formatting options. Choose Layout & Properties and the select the ALT text option:

Note: according to our tests carried with Outlook 2013 15.0.4517.1003, there seems to be a bug in the way Outlook inserts the ALT text. You would expect the Title (on the Picture Format properties) to refer to the HTML image Title attribute, but it doesn’t! Both the image Title and Description texts are added inside the ALT attribute text, including the words Title & Description. We’re not sure why Outlook handles it like this…


Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist
www.deque.com

> On Aug 29, 2016, at 9:06 AM, Jamous, JP < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
> Paul,
>
> How do you accomplish such a thing?
>
>
>
>
> **************************************************
>
> Jean-Pierre Jamous
> Digital Accessibility Specialist & Developer
> UI Accessibility Team
>
> The only limitations in life are those we set for ourselves
>
> **************************************************
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
> Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 8:42 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts
>
> Also not possible to add alt text to images in OS X and iOS Mail apps as far as I know.
>
> You can add alt text to images in MS Outlook.
>
> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> www.deque.com
>
>> On Aug 28, 2016, at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>>
>> Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>>
>>> Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the
>>> body of the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a
>>> signature image). I don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to triple check.
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>>
>>> Lisa
>>>
>>> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Everyone,
>>>>
>>>> I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not as
>>>> attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can add
>>>> an
>>> alt
>>>> for them. Anyone know?
>>>>
>>>> I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers
>>>>
>>>> Lisa
>>>>
>>> >>> >>> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
>>> >>>
>> >> >> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
>> >
> > > > > > >

From: Jonathan Cohn
Date: Mon, Aug 29 2016 8:19AM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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Could one use SVG for a text graphics, and would that be read by screen
readers? Also, if I remember correctly, MS will save the description with
the graphic when saved as a image file. Any chance Gmail would pick that up
and auto-create a alt-attribute?


On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 10:06 AM Jamous, JP < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Paul,
>
> How do you accomplish such a thing?
>
>
>
>
> **************************************************
>
> Jean-Pierre Jamous
> Digital Accessibility Specialist & Developer
> UI Accessibility Team
>
> The only limitations in life are those we set for ourselves
>
> **************************************************
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On
> Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
> Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 8:42 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts
>
> Also not possible to add alt text to images in OS X and iOS Mail apps as
> far as I know.
>
> You can add alt text to images in MS Outlook.
>
> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> www.deque.com
>
> > On Aug 28, 2016, at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >
> > Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >
> >> Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the
> >> body of the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a
> >> signature image). I don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to
> triple check.
> >>
> >> Cheers
> >>
> >> Lisa
> >>
> >> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi Everyone,
> >>>
> >>> I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not as
> >>> attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can add
> >>> an
> >> alt
> >>> for them. Anyone know?
> >>>
> >>> I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
> >>>
> >>> Cheers
> >>>
> >>> Lisa
> >>>
> >> > >> > >> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >> > >>
> > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > >
> > > at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > > >

From: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL
Date: Mon, Aug 29 2016 10:22AM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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Whatever alt text you add to an image in Outlook, like a logo in a signature, will be read by NVDA (at least), when you open that email in Gmail on Windows.

For my work signature in Gmail, I first created it in Outlook, sent that email to my Gmail account, copied my Outlook email signature with the image, and pasted it into my new signature template in Gmail. When users have HTML enabled on their devices, my gmail signature then displays the image and AT reads the alt text.

​​​​​



* katie *

Katie Haritos-Shea
Principal ICT Accessibility Architect (WCAG/Section 508/ADA/AODA)

Cell: 703-371-5545 | = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = | Oakton, VA | LinkedIn Profile | Office: 703-371-5545 | @ryladog


-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of L Snider
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 9:44 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts

Hi Paul,

Thanks. Geez, like we haven't had email for a billion years...In this case, I can't use Outlook. Although, maybe I can swing that and it would solve the issue. Google should do better!

Cheers

Lisa

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 8:42 AM, Paul J. Adam < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Also not possible to add alt text to images in OS X and iOS Mail apps
> as far as I know.
>
> You can add alt text to images in MS Outlook.
>
> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> www.deque.com
>
> > On Aug 28, 2016, at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >
> > Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >
> >> Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the
> body of
> >> the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a signature
> >> image). I don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to triple check.
> >>
> >> Cheers
> >>
> >> Lisa
> >>
> >> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi Everyone,
> >>>
> >>> I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not
> >>> as attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can
> >>> add an
> >> alt
> >>> for them. Anyone know?
> >>>
> >>> I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
> >>>
> >>> Cheers
> >>>
> >>> Lisa
> >>>
> >> > >> > >> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >> > >>
> > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > >
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >

From: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL
Date: Mon, Aug 29 2016 10:28AM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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I do the whole thing in Word and paste it into the Outlook, therefore you only get the alt text you inserted into the description field in Word alt text dialog.

​​​​​



* katie *

Katie Haritos-Shea
Principal ICT Accessibility Architect (WCAG/Section 508/ADA/AODA)

Cell: 703-371-5545 | = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = | Oakton, VA | LinkedIn Profile | Office: 703-371-5545 | @ryladog


-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 10:18 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts

https://www.outlook-apps.com/alt-text-images-outlook/ <https://www.outlook-apps.com/alt-text-images-outlook/>

Use the Outlook 2013 image format properties After you insert the image in your email, select it by clicking once on it and then right click to open the image menu: on the right click menu, select Format Picture. Outlook 2013 will open a new menu on the right side of the email editor, with the image formatting options. Choose Layout & Properties and the select the ALT text option:

Note: according to our tests carried with Outlook 2013 15.0.4517.1003, there seems to be a bug in the way Outlook inserts the ALT text. You would expect the Title (on the Picture Format properties) to refer to the HTML image Title attribute, but it doesn’t! Both the image Title and Description texts are added inside the ALT attribute text, including the words Title & Description. We’re not sure why Outlook handles it like this…


Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist
www.deque.com

> On Aug 29, 2016, at 9:06 AM, Jamous, JP < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
> Paul,
>
> How do you accomplish such a thing?
>
>
>
>
> **************************************************
>
> Jean-Pierre Jamous
> Digital Accessibility Specialist & Developer UI Accessibility Team
>
> The only limitations in life are those we set for ourselves
>
> **************************************************
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On
> Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
> Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 8:42 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts
>
> Also not possible to add alt text to images in OS X and iOS Mail apps as far as I know.
>
> You can add alt text to images in MS Outlook.
>
> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> www.deque.com
>
>> On Aug 28, 2016, at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>>
>> Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>>
>>> Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the
>>> body of the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a
>>> signature image). I don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to triple check.
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>>
>>> Lisa
>>>
>>> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Everyone,
>>>>
>>>> I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not as
>>>> attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can add
>>>> an
>>> alt
>>>> for them. Anyone know?
>>>>
>>>> I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers
>>>>
>>>> Lisa
>>>>
>>> >>> >>> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
>>> >>>
>> >> >> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
>> >
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
>

From: L Snider
Date: Tue, Aug 30 2016 7:42AM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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Hi Latie,

Thanks for sharing that method. One thing I found quite by accident, was
when I copied the content of a Word document into a Gmail email. This
included the two photos I have in there, which had alts in Word. When I
copied the photos didn't copy over (I expected that) but my alts did copy
over...It was interesting. It didn't help me, but I wasn't expecting the
alts to come with the text!

Cheers

Lisa

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:28 AM, Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <
= EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> I do the whole thing in Word and paste it into the Outlook, therefore you
> only get the alt text you inserted into the description field in Word alt
> text dialog.
>
> ​​​​​
>
>
>
> * katie *
>
> Katie Haritos-Shea
> Principal ICT Accessibility Architect (WCAG/Section 508/ADA/AODA)
>
> Cell: 703-371-5545 | = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = | Oakton, VA | LinkedIn Profile |
> Office: 703-371-5545 | @ryladog
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On
> Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
> Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 10:18 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts
>
> https://www.outlook-apps.com/alt-text-images-outlook/ <
> https://www.outlook-apps.com/alt-text-images-outlook/>
>
> Use the Outlook 2013 image format properties After you insert the image in
> your email, select it by clicking once on it and then right click to open
> the image menu: on the right click menu, select Format Picture. Outlook
> 2013 will open a new menu on the right side of the email editor, with the
> image formatting options. Choose Layout & Properties and the select the ALT
> text option:
>
> Note: according to our tests carried with Outlook 2013 15.0.4517.1003,
> there seems to be a bug in the way Outlook inserts the ALT text. You would
> expect the Title (on the Picture Format properties) to refer to the HTML
> image Title attribute, but it doesn’t! Both the image Title and Description
> texts are added inside the ALT attribute text, including the words Title &
> Description. We’re not sure why Outlook handles it like this…
>
>
> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> www.deque.com
>
> > On Aug 29, 2016, at 9:06 AM, Jamous, JP < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >
> > Paul,
> >
> > How do you accomplish such a thing?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > **************************************************
> >
> > Jean-Pierre Jamous
> > Digital Accessibility Specialist & Developer UI Accessibility Team
> >
> > The only limitations in life are those we set for ourselves
> >
> > **************************************************
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On
> > Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
> > Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 8:42 AM
> > To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> > Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts
> >
> > Also not possible to add alt text to images in OS X and iOS Mail apps as
> far as I know.
> >
> > You can add alt text to images in MS Outlook.
> >
> > Paul J. Adam
> > Accessibility Evangelist
> > www.deque.com
> >
> >> On Aug 28, 2016, at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >>
> >> Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
> >>
> >> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >>
> >>> Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in the
> >>> body of the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a
> >>> signature image). I don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to
> triple check.
> >>>
> >>> Cheers
> >>>
> >>> Lisa
> >>>
> >>> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Hi Everyone,
> >>>>
> >>>> I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not as
> >>>> attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I can add
> >>>> an
> >>> alt
> >>>> for them. Anyone know?
> >>>>
> >>>> I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
> >>>>
> >>>> Cheers
> >>>>
> >>>> Lisa
> >>>>
> >>> > >>> > >>> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >>> > >>>
> >> > >> > >> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >> > >
> > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > >
> > > at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >
> > > > >

From: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL
Date: Tue, Aug 30 2016 8:13AM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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Hi Lisa,

I know this is complicated, did you leave out the step where you copy the Word information into Outlook?

This is how I do it:

1. Create info with text, and images and alt text (in description field)
2. Copy and Paste that into an Outlook signature template
3. Send an email to my Gmail account with that Signature
4. Copy the signature text from the (Outlook) email in my Gmail inbox
5. Paste that text into the Gmail Signature template

​​​​​If that doesn’t work please let me know.....:-)



* katie *

Katie Haritos-Shea
Principal ICT Accessibility Architect (WCAG/Section 508/ADA/AODA)

Cell: 703-371-5545 | = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = | Oakton, VA | LinkedIn Profile | Office: 703-371-5545 | @ryladog


-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of L Snider
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:42 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts

Hi Latie,

Thanks for sharing that method. One thing I found quite by accident, was when I copied the content of a Word document into a Gmail email. This included the two photos I have in there, which had alts in Word. When I copied the photos didn't copy over (I expected that) but my alts did copy over...It was interesting. It didn't help me, but I wasn't expecting the alts to come with the text!

Cheers

Lisa

On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:28 AM, Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> I do the whole thing in Word and paste it into the Outlook, therefore
> you only get the alt text you inserted into the description field in
> Word alt text dialog.
>
> ​​​​​
>
>
>
> * katie *
>
> Katie Haritos-Shea
> Principal ICT Accessibility Architect (WCAG/Section 508/ADA/AODA)
>
> Cell: 703-371-5545 | = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = | Oakton, VA | LinkedIn Profile
> |
> Office: 703-371-5545 | @ryladog
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On
> Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
> Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 10:18 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts
>
> https://www.outlook-apps.com/alt-text-images-outlook/ <
> https://www.outlook-apps.com/alt-text-images-outlook/>
>
> Use the Outlook 2013 image format properties After you insert the
> image in your email, select it by clicking once on it and then right
> click to open the image menu: on the right click menu, select Format
> Picture. Outlook
> 2013 will open a new menu on the right side of the email editor, with
> the image formatting options. Choose Layout & Properties and the
> select the ALT text option:
>
> Note: according to our tests carried with Outlook 2013 15.0.4517.1003,
> there seems to be a bug in the way Outlook inserts the ALT text. You
> would expect the Title (on the Picture Format properties) to refer to
> the HTML image Title attribute, but it doesn’t! Both the image Title
> and Description texts are added inside the ALT attribute text,
> including the words Title & Description. We’re not sure why Outlook
> handles it like this…
>
>
> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> www.deque.com
>
> > On Aug 29, 2016, at 9:06 AM, Jamous, JP < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >
> > Paul,
> >
> > How do you accomplish such a thing?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > **************************************************
> >
> > Jean-Pierre Jamous
> > Digital Accessibility Specialist & Developer UI Accessibility Team
> >
> > The only limitations in life are those we set for ourselves
> >
> > **************************************************
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On
> > Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
> > Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 8:42 AM
> > To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> > Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts
> >
> > Also not possible to add alt text to images in OS X and iOS Mail
> > apps as
> far as I know.
> >
> > You can add alt text to images in MS Outlook.
> >
> > Paul J. Adam
> > Accessibility Evangelist
> > www.deque.com
> >
> >> On Aug 28, 2016, at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >>
> >> Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
> >>
> >> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >>
> >>> Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in
> >>> the body of the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a
> >>> signature image). I don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to
> triple check.
> >>>
> >>> Cheers
> >>>
> >>> Lisa
> >>>
> >>> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Hi Everyone,
> >>>>
> >>>> I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not
> >>>> as attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I
> >>>> can add an
> >>> alt
> >>>> for them. Anyone know?
> >>>>
> >>>> I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
> >>>>
> >>>> Cheers
> >>>>
> >>>> Lisa
> >>>>
> >>> > >>> > >>> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >>> > >>>
> >> > >> > >> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >> > >
> > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > >
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >

From: L Snider
Date: Tue, Aug 30 2016 8:21AM
Subject: Re: Gmail photo alts
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Hi Katie,

This one isn't a signature, so I am not sure it will work. Have you tried
it in email message content?

Cheers

Lisa

On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 9:13 AM, Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> wrote:

> Hi Lisa,
>
> I know this is complicated, did you leave out the step where you copy the
> Word information into Outlook?
>
> This is how I do it:
>
> 1. Create info with text, and images and alt text (in description field)
> 2. Copy and Paste that into an Outlook signature template
> 3. Send an email to my Gmail account with that Signature
> 4. Copy the signature text from the (Outlook) email in my Gmail inbox
> 5. Paste that text into the Gmail Signature template
>
> ​​​​​If that doesn’t work please let me know.....:-)
>
>
>
> * katie *
>
> Katie Haritos-Shea
> Principal ICT Accessibility Architect (WCAG/Section 508/ADA/AODA)
>
> Cell: 703-371-5545 | = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = | Oakton, VA | LinkedIn Profile |
> Office: 703-371-5545 | @ryladog
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On
> Behalf Of L Snider
> Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:42 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts
>
> Hi Latie,
>
> Thanks for sharing that method. One thing I found quite by accident, was
> when I copied the content of a Word document into a Gmail email. This
> included the two photos I have in there, which had alts in Word. When I
> copied the photos didn't copy over (I expected that) but my alts did copy
> over...It was interesting. It didn't help me, but I wasn't expecting the
> alts to come with the text!
>
> Cheers
>
> Lisa
>
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:28 AM, Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
>
> > I do the whole thing in Word and paste it into the Outlook, therefore
> > you only get the alt text you inserted into the description field in
> > Word alt text dialog.
> >
> > ​​​​​
> >
> >
> >
> > * katie *
> >
> > Katie Haritos-Shea
> > Principal ICT Accessibility Architect (WCAG/Section 508/ADA/AODA)
> >
> > Cell: 703-371-5545 | = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = | Oakton, VA | LinkedIn Profile
> > |
> > Office: 703-371-5545 | @ryladog
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On
> > Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
> > Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 10:18 AM
> > To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> > Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts
> >
> > https://www.outlook-apps.com/alt-text-images-outlook/ <
> > https://www.outlook-apps.com/alt-text-images-outlook/>
> >
> > Use the Outlook 2013 image format properties After you insert the
> > image in your email, select it by clicking once on it and then right
> > click to open the image menu: on the right click menu, select Format
> > Picture. Outlook
> > 2013 will open a new menu on the right side of the email editor, with
> > the image formatting options. Choose Layout & Properties and the
> > select the ALT text option:
> >
> > Note: according to our tests carried with Outlook 2013 15.0.4517.1003,
> > there seems to be a bug in the way Outlook inserts the ALT text. You
> > would expect the Title (on the Picture Format properties) to refer to
> > the HTML image Title attribute, but it doesn’t! Both the image Title
> > and Description texts are added inside the ALT attribute text,
> > including the words Title & Description. We’re not sure why Outlook
> > handles it like this…
> >
> >
> > Paul J. Adam
> > Accessibility Evangelist
> > www.deque.com
> >
> > > On Aug 29, 2016, at 9:06 AM, Jamous, JP < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> > >
> > > Paul,
> > >
> > > How do you accomplish such a thing?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > **************************************************
> > >
> > > Jean-Pierre Jamous
> > > Digital Accessibility Specialist & Developer UI Accessibility Team
> > >
> > > The only limitations in life are those we set for ourselves
> > >
> > > **************************************************
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On
> > > Behalf Of Paul J. Adam
> > > Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 8:42 AM
> > > To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> > > Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail photo alts
> > >
> > > Also not possible to add alt text to images in OS X and iOS Mail
> > > apps as
> > far as I know.
> > >
> > > You can add alt text to images in MS Outlook.
> > >
> > > Paul J. Adam
> > > Accessibility Evangelist
> > > www.deque.com
> > >
> > >> On Aug 28, 2016, at 7:39 PM, Kevin Chao < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Unfortunately, it's not possible to add alt text to images via Gmail.
> > >>
> > >> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> Oh and I can't link to these photos with a URL, they must be in
> > >>> the body of the email (I know you can do a URL with an alt for a
> > >>> signature image). I don't think one can alt these, but I wanted to
> > triple check.
> > >>>
> > >>> Cheers
> > >>>
> > >>> Lisa
> > >>>
> > >>> On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, L Snider < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>> Hi Everyone,
> > >>>>
> > >>>> I am putting two photos in a gmail email message, inline and not
> > >>>> as attachments. I have looked everywhere and can't see where I
> > >>>> can add an
> > >>> alt
> > >>>> for them. Anyone know?
> > >>>>
> > >>>> I have tried everything, but can't get it to work.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Cheers
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Lisa
> > >>>>
> > >>> > > >>> > > >>> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > >>> > > >>>
> > >> > > >> > > >> archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > >> > > >
> > > > > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > > > > > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > >
> > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > >
> > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > >
> > > at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >
> > > > >