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Microsoft adds automatic Alt Description to MS-Word

Apparently in the latest iteration of MS-Office 365, the Word application now provides some “assistance” when entering an image/picture to a document by creating some suggested Alternative Description language and a dialog box asking you, “How would you describe this picture and its contents to someone who is blind? (1 – 2 sentences recommended).” Then it gives you a recommended… Continue Reading Microsoft adds automatic Alt Description to MS-Word

Web Accessibility Tip for October

Generic Regions HTML5 defines structural elements, called regions, for header, nav, main, footer, and aside elements in a web page. ARIA provides landmark roles for these same things. Either provides navigation to significant page areas. Some applications may contain important areas that do not fit into one of these defined regions or landmarks. In this case, you can define a… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Tip for October

Google Maps calls on millions of users to boost access info

From E-Access Bulletin Live… The Google Maps team has requested its extensive user community help improve its accessibility listings. As reported in previous issues of e-Access Bulletin, Google has taken various steps to increase its accessibility offerings in maps during previous months (see e-Access Bulletin December 2016). Now, however, the Google Maps team have explicitly asked that its ‘Local Guides’… Continue Reading Google Maps calls on millions of users to boost access info