descriptions from Google in Google browser
Have you ever come across websites that do not
have image descriptions? This could be in the case where they have
embedded text into a graphic etcetera.
In most cases when this occurs, the web developer has not added
Alt text into the image; this is important so that the screen
reader knows what the graphic is about.
The Google browser has a new feature built into it. It can help in
this situation, by letting you know what text is in the graphic,
and also by giving a description of what is in the graphic itself.
The feature was noticed in the Google browser Version
76.0.3809.100 (Official Build) (64-bit) and above.
To use this feature, while on a web page where the graphics are
not labeled correctly, press the applications key on your keyboard
while in the Google browser.
If there is no applications key, you can use the Shift key + F10
key to bring up the context menu. Next, arrow down until you hear
NVDA say get image descriptions from Google sub menu. It will give
you 2 options that you can use. One is just once or always. Press
the Enter key on the one you want (for example always).
It will then come up with a message saying it will get a useful
description from Google. You have to say you are in, then it will
fetch the description for it.
The feature when turned on will do it for all pages you access on
the internet until it is turned off.
Now, you will notice (in the case where there was no description)
it will say any text embedded into the graphic, plus also give a
description of what it thinks is in the graphic image-wise.
It will say something like appears to be... and then its
description. This feature may help on TVNZ on demand until
graphics for the shows are labeled correctly instead of just
hearing new season. If they are labelled correctly, then we will
be able to know which show the words new season is referring to!
An example will be given below. You will need to navigate down by
the letter G for graphics with NVDA, and press the Enter key on it
to take you to the show. Then, it is a matter of seeing what the
show is about, and then playing it.
FULL SEASON Appears to be: Gentleman : Jordan Peele , the twilight