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Opened 5 weeks ago

Last modified 5 weeks ago

#5985 new enhancement

Accessibility: Use caption in ALT text for single photos

Reported by: alexstine Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Photo Directory Keywords: needs-patch
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Description

Is it possible to use the image caption as image ALT text? If you view a single image like this one:

https://wordpress.org/photos/photo/44161bb082/#main

Google Chrome tries to announce to screen readers what the image appears to be but the caption gives a better description. Temporarily, should use the caption for ALT text until ALT text can be provided on upload.

I tried to track down the theme to make a patch, but it seems it is not open sourced: https://meta.svn.wordpress.org/sites/trunk/wordpress.org/public_html/wp-content/themes/pub/

Attachments (1)

this is the alt text that screen readers find.png (1.2 MB) - added by courane01 4 days ago.
Twitter link preview of the alt text for a Photo submission

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Change History (3)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by alexstine. View the logs.


5 weeks ago

#2 @alexstine
5 weeks ago

  • Summary changed from Use caption in ALT text for single photos to Accessibility: Use caption in ALT text for single photos

@courane01
4 days ago

Twitter link preview of the alt text for a Photo submission

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