Some of the Things You Wanted to Know about Alt Text

Presenter:   Amber Riaz

Length:   1 hour

Language:   English

Level:   Introductory

Type:   Informational

Member price:   $42

Non-member price:   $70

This webinar will answer questions attendees might have about alt text and its current use in multiple contexts to enable accessibility for different types of content. The presentation will define alt text, provide an overview of who might use alt text and why and introduce guidelines on composing alt text. Whose job is it to worry about composing, finalizing and publishing alt text? The talk will be inclusive of all editorial niches—fiction, non-fiction, academic, technical—but the most detailed examples will be drawn from technical editing.


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Amber Riaz works at Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank as an Editorial Assistant, where she supports the publishing team in preparing reports for publication and completing editorial tasks as needed. In addition, Amber copy edits academic books and journal articles, and works with self-publishing authors on memoirs, fantasy fiction and literary fiction through her own freelance editing business—A4 Editing. Amber is a member of Editors Canada. She is passionate about matters of inclusion and diversity as they apply to the publishing industry and works hard to keep up with discussions about conscious language and its use in manuscripts. In her spare time, she loves to read fiction, knit, hike and experiment with fusion cooking.

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