I would definitely utilize alt tags. I like to be very thorough with the metadata, it's very important for many use cases.
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> On Mar 17, 2016, at 6:39 PM, Erica FINDLEY <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Good evening,
> We are currently experiencing a dilemma with alt tags in our digital
> We would like to include alt tags to be in compliance with accessibility
> When looking at an item detail page
> <https://gallery.multcolib.org/image/widmer-kegs-trailer>, there is a lot
> of surrounding metadata to help visualize the image, but on our search
> results <https://gallery.multcolib.org/search/site> pages, that detail is
> not present. Currently a screen reader is not reading the titles of the
> images on our search results page.
> We are able to add alt tags to the image to help with this. Our dilemma is
> what those tags should be so they are not redundant of either the title or
> description metadata, but still helpful.
> Are any of you using alt tags in your images for digital collections
> similiar to ours? If so, what guidelines do you use to create those alt
> *Erica Findley*
> Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
> Multnomah County Library
> Phone: 503.988.5466
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