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 Alt description (not very sophisticated, I might add) which you can/should edit.
I just noticed this new “feature” this morning and will research it further. Feel free to comment here or on WebAIM listserv.
Here are some screen shots – click on image to enlarge:
UPDATE: 11:07 AM
On further investigating, I have discovered that if you use the “suggested” Alt Description generated by “an intelligent service,” it pops up as a “warning”when you run the MS Accessibility Checker. See image that shows a screenshot…