PDF Accessibility: Adding Alt Text to Images

These examples use Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 for Mac. Other versions of Acrobat Pro may not function exactly the same, although it will be similar. Begin by selecting the TouchUp Object Tool. You can select this tool using the menu Tools > Advanced Editing > TouchUp Object Tool. Alternatively, there is an Advanced Editing Toolbar, … Continue reading “PDF Accessibility: Adding Alt Text to Images”

Useful Links: Alt Text, Responsive Images, MinutePhysics

A Useful Alt Text Decision Tree Added to HTML5 at the W3C. Then Dey Alaxander wrote Text Alternatives for Images: A Decision Tree at 4 syllables. Here’s a podcast from The Web Ahead with a discussion with Jen Simmons about Responsive Images with Mat Marquis. And finally, MinutePhysics is here to help you understand what Higgs Boson … Continue reading “Useful Links: Alt Text, Responsive Images, MinutePhysics”

Recordings of screen reader handling of alt text

Access Matters – Blog Archive – Speaking ALT Text The excellent new site Access Matters has provided recordings of how Jaws, Window Eyes, and Home Page Reader handle alt text or the lack of alt text. Very enlightening to hear it really read by a screen reader and most helpful to those of us who … Continue reading “Recordings of screen reader handling of alt text”

When to use the null alt option for images

The standards set in WCAG 2.0 state: Guideline 1.1 Text Alternatives: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols or simpler language. Among those text alternatives is where alt text (or alternative text) for an image is used. … Continue reading “When to use the null alt option for images”

WordPress Basics: Categories and Tags

When new bloggers get started on WordPress, they need to understand the basics of what Categories and Tags are. Both can help people find the content they want on your blog, but they serve slightly different purposes. Categories are big. Broad topics that will repeat again and again on your blog. For example, web education … Continue reading “WordPress Basics: Categories and Tags”