[Blindmath] Alt description and long description for images

George Bell George at techno-vision.co.uk
Mon Feb 11 15:10:56 CST 2013

Hi Dick,

Speaking as a sighted user, they don't seem to be appearing as I'd expect when hovering the mouse over the images.

The following is an example line from the main page here http://www.duxburysystems.com.  You'll see a large selection of flags, and if you hover your mouse over a flag, the Alt Text is displayed.

<a href="default.asp?z=lv"><img src="flags/latvia.gif" alt="Latvian translation" width="45" height="30" title="Latvian translation"></a>

George Bell
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-----Original Message-----
From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Richard Baldwin
Sent: 11 February 2013 20:47
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Subject: [Blindmath] Alt description and long description for images

For the first time ever, I am attempting to put meaningful alt descriptions and long descriptions on some images on a web page. However, I have no way of knowing if it is working.

If someone could examine the alt description and the long description of the image at http://cnx.org/content/m44148/latest/#Image_1 and tell me what you find there, that would be very helpful.

Dick Baldwin

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