Jan 03 2018
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Nov 19 2021
I have a question about alt tagging images in PPT.
It doesn't seem as though they do anything?
Or at least, I cannot figure it out.
How do I see the alt tag in the following image?
Jan 08 2018 03:14 PM - edited Jan 08 2018 03:16 PM
My understanding is that the Alt tags are for people with disabilities so by providing them, they have the option to hear the image name and listen to a description if so desired. I would imagine that they use special text-to-speech type software to do this.
It's not a tool tip that will be visible as far as I know.
Also, if you hover of the little i next to the Title word, you will see a description of the Alt Text function.
Hope that helps!
Jan 09 2018 05:11 AM
That's not what I'm asking. I know what an ALT tag is for.
What I'm asking is how do you activate it? On the web, it's a matter of hovering your mouse over an image.
I've seen videos of PPT files have a similar thing or have it as an overlay.
I also ran Kurzweil on the PPT file and didn't hear anything.
Jan 09 2018 02:55 PM - edited Jan 09 2018 02:57 PM
I think you may be getting confused between an Alt tag and Screen tips (older term tool tips).
Screen tips let you hover over an image and you can see a text description appear. See sample image below.
If this is what you want, try the following instructions:
Hopefully that does the trick!
Jan 09 2018 03:00 PM - edited Jan 09 2018 03:01 PM
I'm not at all getting confused and I do know what Screen Tips are.
Please see the attachment.
I apologize for not being clear initially.
The alt tags I set up myself as pointed out in the initial post don't appear anywhere in the screen reading software that I was using to test it.
Jan 09 2018 03:18 PM
From what you have shown, and from what I understand, you've applied the Alt text correctly.
I don't know why your software isn't picking up on the text when you run it although I don't personally use any accessible technologies and can't really test it for you.
It might be worth testing the presentation on other readers if you haven't already tried, otherwise I don't have the answer that you seek.
You've got me on this one!
Good luck friend!
Jan 11 2018 08:00 AM
No worries, and I appreciate your attempts.
I'm starting to think I'm asking the wrong questio. I tried a separate computer and it worked with a similar setup, so I'm wondering now if it's a setting I have set somewhere in my local instance of PPT on my work computer. Works fine on my personal one though.
Jan 11 2018 02:12 PM
Jan 14 2018 03:56 PM
Jan 14 2018 03:59 PM
I know what it's for.
What I'm asking is why it's not being recognized by Powerpoint or a text-to-speech on one computer but it is on another computer.