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Subject:Re: Alt text for images with callouts From:Char James-Tanny <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Richard L Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net> Date:Thu, 10 Dec 2020 15:08:42 -0500
PS Instead of "doesn't need any alt text", I should have said "can use a
blank alt, which is ""."
On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 3:07 PM Char James-Tanny <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi, Dick :-)
> If the process shown in the image reproduces what's in the content, the
> image doesn't need any alt text (or you could put something like "Graphical
> representation of the process, with callouts that refer to the steps".
> (If the text doesn't include the process, then it gets more complicated
> because the alt has a 150-character limit, which isn't enough to describe
> Char James-Tanny
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 2:32 PM <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net> wrote:
>> Does anyone have any advice for creating good alt text for an image with
>> E.g., an image that shows some kind of process. It has a standard block
>> diagram that shows steps in the process, each with a callout number that
>> refers to text in the body of the article/book.
>> Any thoughts on how best to write alt text in that case?
>> Thanks for your help.
>> Richard Hamilton
>> XML Press
>> XML for Technical Communicators
>> hamilton -at- xmlpress -dot- net
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