[Athen] Word 2016 and JAWS/NVDA Image ALT text

Karlen Communications info at karlencommunications.com
Tue Feb 21 11:35:23 PST 2017

Yes, in my case JAWS 18 either says nothing or says "question" when it comes
across an image with Alt Text.so not in your imagination.it isn't
consistently reading the Alt text.

Cheers, Karen

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Sent: February 21, 2017 1:02 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Word 2016 and JAWS/NVDA Image ALT text

In Word 2016, using JAWS 18 standard settings, JAWS will not read the ALT
text that is in the Description box. If there is text in the description box
it simply reads "Blank". It will read text in the Title box if it exists.

NVDA on the other hand, will read text in the Description box, and only read
Title box if no Description exists.

Am I doing something wrong or is this a JAWS bug?


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