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Word inserted PNG image with Alt Text in Title field Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: April 7, 2019

Expected Result: works in a screen reader

Actual Result: causes problems in 1 screen reader / browser combinations

Code used for this test:

        <a href='Office/word-365.docx'>word-365.docx</a>

Change History

Last updated: April 7, 2019

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
OK NarratorOffice 365 - Word 16.18 Reading This is the title. Image, inline with text. Inline with text, non-selected.
OK NVDA 2017.3Office 365 - Word 16.18 Reading Graphic, this is the title
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619Office 365 - Word 16.18 ReadingNo indication image is present Space
OK VoiceOver macOS 10.13Office 365 - Word 16.18 Reading This is the title, inline with text, image

Test notes

All tests were carried out with screen reader factory settings. JAWS in particular has a wide variety of settings controlling exactly what gets spoken.

Screen readers allow users to interact in different modes, and can produce very different results in each mode. The modes used in these tests are:

In the «What the user hears» column: