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Subject: Re: Fw: questionn about jaws and photos

Re: Fw: questionn about jaws and photos

From: Jerry Van Baren <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 15:39:24 -0500

For what it is worth, this explanation implies jaws is simply doing
text->speech on the standard HTML "alt" attribute text. The original
intent of the "alt" text is to give the browser some simple text to
display if the graphic version isn't rendered (this is helpful if you
are using a text-only browser or if you are on a slow internet link).
Quite often the "alt" attribute is not provided or is misused as a
"tooltip" type pop-up if you hover your cursor on the graphic.


Manuel Dejonghe wrote:
> ok, I had a quick look at it.
> It's nothing stored in the photo, it's some additional information
> residing in the website. Jaws then goes over and dictates it.
> As soon as you download that picture, the information is lost.
> I found the following:
> <IMG alt="About Us page main graphic. The front entrance of The Seeing
> Eye is shown, with a detail of a sign posted next to the door which
> reads, The Seeing Eye, established in 1929. A man and his Seeing Eye
> dog, a yellow Lab, take a stroll" height=205
> src="styles/default/images/main_au.jpg" width=356>
> manuel
> On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 14:04:59 -0600, Sarai D. Bucciarelli
> <> wrote:
>> Does this help?
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Corey M. Cook" <>
>>To: <>
>>Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 1:30 PM
>>Subject: Re: questionn about jaws and photos
>>I think it has something to do with graphic labeling.
>>Corey Cook,
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Sarai D. Bucciarelli" <>
>>To: "blind tech" <>
>>Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 1:21 PM
>>Subject: questionn about jaws and photos
>>I was wondering, on some web sites, jaws will describe some of the photos,
>>for example I was wondering what do you have to do to get
>>jaws to describe photos?
>>Sarai D. Bucciarelli
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