What is Alternative Text? Alternative text (Alt text) is an alternate method of providing information of an image in the form of text. It is focused towards users who are visually challenged or have any cognitive disorder. These alternative text are embedded in the images and the screen readers read those to convey the complete information in any image. What We Do? We
provide Higher Education and Professional Accessibility i.e. Alternative Text
to various publishers and content providers around the globe irrespective of
the subject and its complexity based on the customer’s specific requirements. Why We Do? Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use any electronic and information technology, Federal employees with disabilities should have the same amount of access to and use of information and data which is accessed by the Federal employees who are not individuals with disabilities. The section has made it mandatory for any type of technology, information and content producers to analyze the content and apply 508-specific alternatives to it. Alternative text is the part of this requirement to convey the content of images to the readers with vision and cognitive disabilities.
How We Do?
We have created a smooth and efficient work flow for all our customers which provides them enough opportunity to plan their budget and share their quality expectations for each project. Once we receive a project the workflow is as follows:
• Preparing estimate/evaluation: Our team goes through each image, reads the surrounding text, understands the context and then determines if the image needs alt text and which complexity it should fall in. Per the data, we provide an estimate of cost involved in authoring the alt text. This helps the customer plan their budget accordingly.
• Preparing sample: Once the budget is approved, we create a sample alt text and send it for customer’s review. This helps us in knowing any specific requirement the customer may have and we make sure to incorporate the same while working on other images. Once the sample is approved we go on full swing with the alt text creation
What the Seller needs to start the work
Book Chapters or PPTs for which alt text has to be created.
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