[Blindmath] Alt description and long description for images

Richard Baldwin baldwin at dickbaldwin.com
Mon Feb 11 16:14:47 CST 2013


On further examination, I believe that I lost the long description but the
alt should be there. Can anyone with a screen reader confirm that the alt
either is or is not there for the image at at
http://cnx.org/content/m44148/latest/#Image_1  (and for three other images
on that page as well).

If the alt is there, I know how to restore the long description without too
much reprogramming. If the alt is not there, I have a more difficult
problem to solve.

For anyone who may be interested, documents are uploaded to the
cnx.orgsite in an xml format where they are then converted to html,
pdf, epub,
etc. The alt is in the xml file that I uploaded but the long description is
missing from that file meaning of course that it will also be missing from
the final output. I hope you tell me that the alt is in the final output.

Thanks,
Dick Baldwin

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Richard Baldwin <baldwin at dickbaldwin.com>wrote:

> Never mind. I think I figured out where the alt and long description are
> getting lost.
>
> Thanks,
> Dick Baldwin
>
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 3:21 PM, Richard Baldwin <baldwin at dickbaldwin.com>wrote:
>
>> 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)
>>>
>>> e-mail: georgebell at ukaaf.org
>>> Web: http://www.ukaaf.org
>>> Direct Tel: 0160 479 2777
>>> Direct Fax: 0160 479 2726
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----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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>>
>>
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>> Richard G. Baldwin (Dick Baldwin)
>> Home of Baldwin's on-line Java Tutorials
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>>
>> Object-Oriented OOP with Java
>> http://cnx.org/content/col11441/latest/
>>
>> Professor of Computer Information Technology
>> Austin Community College
>> (512) 223-4758
>> mailto:Baldwin at DickBaldwin.com
>> http://www.austincc.edu/baldwin/
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Richard G. Baldwin (Dick Baldwin)
> Home of Baldwin's on-line Java Tutorials
> http://www.DickBaldwin.com
>
> Object-Oriented OOP with Java
> http://cnx.org/content/col11441/latest/
>
> Professor of Computer Information Technology
> Austin Community College
> (512) 223-4758
> mailto:Baldwin at DickBaldwin.com
> http://www.austincc.edu/baldwin/
>



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Richard G. Baldwin (Dick Baldwin)
Home of Baldwin's on-line Java Tutorials
http://www.DickBaldwin.com

Object-Oriented OOP with Java
http://cnx.org/content/col11441/latest/

Professor of Computer Information Technology
Austin Community College
(512) 223-4758
mailto:Baldwin at DickBaldwin.com
http://www.austincc.edu/baldwin/


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