Re: Alt text for images with callouts

Subject: Re: Alt text for images with callouts
From: "Grant Hogarth" <grant -at- hedgewizard -dot- net>
To: dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2020 21:51:37 +0000

Alt text is usually seen if the image does not display, or if someone is using a screen reader.
So .... "Image of xenon assembly process, with identifiers for steps 4, 6, and 8." would be my first pass at that.

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From: dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: 12/10/2020 12:31:47 PM
Subject: Alt text for images with callouts

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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