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Subject:Re: Alt text for images with callouts From:dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net To:Char James-Tanny <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Thu, 10 Dec 2020 12:35:35 -0800
Thanks. That does make life easier:-).
I wonder, though, whether thereâs a need to say something if the text doesnât clearly show the flow.
Figure: A â> B â> C
A: does something (but doesnât say what comes next)
B: does something else (but doesnât say what comes next)
C: does yet more
Iâm sure the best thing would be to describe the flow in the text, but if it is complex, then the figure might provide information would be hard to characterize in the text.
Any ideas about that case?
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> On Dec 10, 2020, at 12:07, 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 everything.)
> 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 callouts?
> 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
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