Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/DCPL March 2016

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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.

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We're in room 215 on the 2nd floor


March 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street NW, Washington, DC
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Please meet on the 2nd floor in room 215.

your hosts

DC Public Library and Wikimedia DC Feel free to also sign your name in the section below.

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I'll attend in person[edit]

Please meet on the 2nd floor in room 215!

  1. Duckduckstop (talk)
  2. econterms (talk)


  1. Geraldshields11 (talk) 14:06, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

I'll participate online[edit]

Can't make it to the event? You can participate online! Here's how it works:

Research resources[edit]


  • 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 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: 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.