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Old 05-18-2024, 08:57 PM   #1
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Best use of link to describe image for visually impaired

Hello,
I hope this is the correct forum to post this question.

I have several images in an ebook that need a longer description than an alt tag. I have made a long description area. The link to that long description is at the bottom of the image. It says "More information." But that does not seem like a good idea. For those who can see adequately it might confuse them to click on it. I am trying to think of a good link name and perhaps people here already have a good one.

"Information for visually impaired"?
"Description for visually impaired"?
"Image described"?

These don't strike me as adequate.

Thanks,
Tom
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Old 05-18-2024, 09:14 PM   #2
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I'd be inclined to follow what is done for video media. Here are tags used...
Personally I like "Description for visually impaired"
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Old 05-18-2024, 09:18 PM   #3
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Hi Karellen,
I am not sure what those tags mean.
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Hello,
I hope this is the correct forum to post this question.

I have several images in an ebook that need a longer description than an alt tag. I have made a long description area. The link to that long description is at the bottom of the image. It says "More information." But that does not seem like a good idea. For those who can see adequately it might confuse them to click on it. I am trying to think of a good link name and perhaps people here already have a good one.

"Information for visually impaired"?
"Description for visually impaired"?
"Image described"?

These don't strike me as adequate.

Thanks,
Tom

Screen-reader accessible text available?

Textual description for visually impaired?

Or maybe,

Text description of this image?
Image described by text?

*More* information definitely doesn't feel quite right. The image is giving the sighted user information, while a long description in text is meant to deliver the *same* information to the visually impaired reader.


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Old 05-20-2024, 11:23 AM   #5
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"Text description of this image" sounds like the best idea.

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