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Re: PowerPoint "groups" alt text not seen by screen reader

From: Michael McCaffrey <mray298@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:30:44 -0400
Message-ID: <CAA9w55VwRAJPFQd_FLP6ZVJxn90TrLOi2orO6zwci+=18cfrGQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brian Stevens <bstevens@ilsworld.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Brian,

In regards to other screen readers,you might want to also try Jaws:
https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS

I'm not affiliated with them in any way but I did work with them when I was
a very large bank and it worked well.

Best,
Mike


On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 5:04 PM, Brian Stevens <bstevens@ilsworld.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
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> I am making PowerPoint graphics accessible using alt text. Some of them
> are charts that are grouped vector graphics created in PowerPoint, so I
> applied alt text to the group. When I test with NVDA, it reads the text
> elements in the group, but does not read the alt text. NVDA doesn't seem to
> read the alt text on any “groups” in PowerPoint.
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> In order to work around this, I saved a rasterized PNG version of the
> graphic to use instead, and added alt text to the PNG. NVDA reads this alt
> text just fine.
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> Is it okay for me to rasterize these charts? Is there a better way?
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> I'm worried because I've learned that rasterizing text has some
> readability drawbacks when it comes to screen magnification. Is it worth
> the tradeoff? (Rasterizing would also limit translatability...)
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> Also, does anyone have experiences with other screen readers not reading
> alt text on PowerPoint groups?
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> Many thanks for your help,
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> Brian Stevens
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Received on Monday, 28 August 2017 21:31:07 UTC

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