Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/DCPL March 2016
Join us for the...
Accessibility Edit-a-Thon at the DC Public Library
Join us as we work with DC Public Library to learn about JAWS and HTML programming for accessibility, edit Wikipedia, and add missing image descriptions.
- March 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
- 901 G Street NW, Washington, DC
- Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red / Green / Yellow Lines)
- Please meet on the 2nd floor in room 215.
- DC Public Library and Feel free to also sign your name in the section below.
I'll attend in person
Please meet on the 2nd floor in room 215!
I'll participate online
- The Altedit tool we'll use to find images that need "alt" captions. -- We're finding that you will have to be logged in to Wikipedia to use this tool in Internet Explorer or an error appears.
- incipient bug report: alt text is often NOT ready by JAWS. Peter to study how these images are tagged in the HTML from Alexandria, Virginia: (a) the 2015 memorial image in the infobox comes in "right" for JAWS which can identify it as an image ; (b) the "alt text" for the image of the 1878 map is not being read and the image is not identified as an image to JAWS. Zack wanted to use the "G" function in JAWS to get to the next image but could not.
- Used altedit.py program to put alt-text labels on images
- new alt text labels on images in articles World War I, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, World War I, Alexandria, Virginia, List of Mexicans, Chełmno Land, and more
- incipient bug report: Altedit.py seemed to have a problem when one tried to save new alt text from IE when not logged in to Wikipedia. "Key error" or something like that came up. The text was not saved.