[Blindmath] Alt description and long description for images

Richard Baldwin baldwin at dickbaldwin.com
Mon Feb 11 15:21:43 CST 2013


Hmmm Strange. When I hover my mouse over the flags on he duxbury site I
don't see what you describe in either Google Chrome, Firefox, or IE.

Can someone with Jaws or NVDA take a look at this?

Thanks,
Dick Baldwin

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 3:10 PM, George Bell <George at techno-vision.co.uk>wrote:

> 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
> UKAAF  (UK  Association for Accessible Formats)
>
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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
> To: BlindMath Mailing List
> 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.
>
> Thanks,
> Dick Baldwin
>
>
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