Alternative Text Showdown

Handouts

Scheduled at 9:15am in Mattie Silks on Thursday, November 17.

#36228

Speaker(s)

  • Okan Guney, President, Logictran

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Interactive/Discussion
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Attendees will sign up to participate in this alternative text writing competition. We will provide a set of images and each team will work together to create textual alternatives for those images. A panel of accessibility professionals will determine which team produced the “best” Alt Text and will win a prize.

Abstract

Get ready for some hands on learning!

Logictran is offering participants a chance to put their Alternative Text writing skills to the test by going head-to-head. Attendees will be invited to participate in a friendly competition. Teams will work together to create Textual Alternatives for selection of images provided by our judges. Judges will use the submitted materials to talk about best practices when creating these materials. The team who the judges feel created the “best” Alt Text will win a prize. Do you think your team has what it takes to take home the prize?

Keypoints

  1. Writing good Alt Text / Textual Alternatives without Context is hard!
  2. There can be more than one right “answer” for alt text.
  3. The best way to improve your Alt Text skills is to practice.

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Vision

Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Assistive Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Okan Guney

Okan Guney is the president of Logictran and is currently overseeing the company’s initiative to bring eBook accessibility to all of its clients. He holds an MBA, as well as degrees in business and computer science. Okan has extensive experience working with digital content, SaaS, information technology, and more. He is a driven leader who brings his uniquely eclectic expertise to every project he works on. In his free time, he enjoys photography, hiking, fishing, and playing Minecraft.

Handout(s)

AT by Academic Task (Word)