Iım interested in otherıs thoughts on this as well, particularly when you
have images within a larger set. We have objects with multiple pages (8 of
a 10 in a newspaper, or the back side of a postcard) and the data present
in the metadata record never feels quite right for the lower-level pages
in particular. Leaving ALT blank will (I think) cause some agents to skip
the image when reading, so thatıs apparently a no go. The best I can
currently come up with is to point at a longdesc attribute at the OCR or a
transcription for an image if we have it, and provide an aria-describedby
attribute pointing elsewhere on the page with more context for the record
as a whole. Weıre currently in a redesign and Iıve been waffling back and
forth between duplicating the title into the alt with the addition of
pagination cues, truncating the description, or using the physical
description if it exists.
Digital Libraries: User Interfaces
University of North Texas
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On 3/17/16, 7:30 PM, "Code for Libraries on behalf of Cornel Darden Jr."
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>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
>> of surrounding metadata to help visualize the image, but on our search
>> results <https://gallery.multcolib.org/search/site> pages, that detail
>> 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
>> what those tags should be so they are not redundant of either the title
>> 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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