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SV: Seeking example of quality alt text in STEM book

From: Lisa Yayla <Lisa.Yayla@statped.no>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:50:58 +0000
To: Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl>
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: <1460541055899.40089@statped.no>
Thank you

Fra: Michiel Bijl <michiel@agosto.nl>
Sendt: 13. april 2016 11:42
Til: Lisa Yayla
Kopi: accessys@smart.net; Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY); w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Emne: Re: Seeking example of quality alt text in STEM book

Some-but definitely not all-photos on NASA's website have descriptive alt texts. The <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.


On 13 Apr 2016, at 09:46, Lisa Yayla <Lisa.Yayla@statped.no<mailto:Lisa.Yayla@statped.no>> wrote:


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


Fra: accessys@smart.net<mailto:accessys@smart.net> <accessys@smart.net<mailto:accessys@smart.net>>
Sendt: 12. april 2016 20:42
Til: Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY)
Kopi: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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


On Tue, 12 Apr 2016, Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY) wrote:

Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:26:55 +0000
From: "Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY)" <Ted.Gies@elsevier.com<mailto:Ted.Gies@elsevier.com>>
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org<mailto: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<mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

[Please share freely]


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<http://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!


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