[Athen] Word 2016 and JAWS/NVDA Image ALT text
vanessa.preast at dmu.edu
Wed Feb 22 05:04:30 PST 2017
If this is the case.... How does this change our recommendations/instructions for alt text in Word?
I'm about to distribute some instructions to our institution on how to add Alt text to Word document images. I want to make sure my instructions are accurate and functional.
Should I tell them to add the description in 1) The title, 2) the description box, or 3) both? Until this point, it sounded like #2 is what most accessibility experts are recommending.
From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Karlen Communications
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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.
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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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