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Re: Seeking example of quality alt text in STEM book

From: Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:42:54 +0200
Cc: "accessys@smart.net" <accessys@smart.net>, "Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY)" <Ted.Gies@elsevier.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2288FADB-0BE4-413F-A09C-471BA1342567@agosto.nl>
To: Lisa Yayla <Lisa.Yayla@statped.no>
Some—but definitely not all—photos on NASA’s website have descriptive alt texts. The photo in this article has a decent alt text <http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/hubble-peers-into-the-heart-of-the-milky-way-galaxy>photo in this article <http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/t-38c-passes-in-front-of-the-sun-at-supersonic-speed> has a decent alt text. While the alt text of photo’s in this article are not very descriptive <http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/pluto-is-dominated-by-the-feature-informally-named-the-heart>. NASA does often provide text nearby that describes the image in more detail, but that description is not linked to it via say aria-describedby.

—Michiel

> On 13 Apr 2016, at 09:46, Lisa Yayla <Lisa.Yayla@statped.no> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Sorry to ask a silly question but I was wondering what what it was that NASA got right. That is why you think it is good.  It is possible to quantify, explain what you liked?
> 
> The reason I would like to know is for improving
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Lisa
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> Til: Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY)
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> Emne: Re: Seeking example of quality alt text in STEM book
> 
> I have to agree NASA has gotten "it" probably as good or better than any
> gov agency and most others.  maybe it is the standards that the agency
> sets or the quality of their folks but it certainly is among the best
> 
> Bob
> 
> On Tue, 12 Apr 2016, Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY) wrote:
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>> Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:26:55 +0000
>> From: "Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY)" <Ted.Gies@elsevier.com>
>> To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>> Subject: Seeking example of quality alt text in STEM book
>> Resent-Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:27:28 +0000
>> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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>> [Please share freely]
>> 
>> Colleagues,
>> 
>> Is anyone aware of a shining example of quality alt text on images within a STEM/science book or website?
>> 
>> Even more helpful would be an example of a health sciences E book with well-crafted alt text.
>> 
>> So far I've seen some nice examples of alt text within NASA.gov articles and separately in a CK-12 Biology I EPUB in Bookshare.
>> 
>> Still, examples seem to be quite limited and I'm looking for popcorn type abundance!
>> 
>> Ted
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