Accessibility question

My editor is asking a question about accessibility, more precisely - “alt tag” use. She wonders whether most/any other editors insert alt-text for images in PDF files and if so, how they do it (especially if they use Linux).

She would also be curious to learn whether the PKP Accessibility Group is looking at an easy way to do this. We looked on this forum and at Accessibility · GitHub, but perhaps someone has an update they could share?

Hi @Lolekbolek!

We have a guide on creating accessibile content here: Creating Accessible Content: A Guide for Journal Editors and Authors. There are some specific recommendations around making PDF galleys that are more accessible discussed in this documentation: Creating accessible galley files, but there is plenty of info online that speaks to this more generally (e.g. Make an existing PDF file accessible).

There has also been some recent work with adding accessibility features to themes - such as the default theme in OJS 3.3: OJS/OMP/OPS 3.3 Release Notebook - OJS/OMP/OPS.

Generally, PKP speaks to its efforts around accessibility in its blog, such as this recent post here:

I hope this helps to answer your question.

Best regards,

PKP Team

Thank you, Roger @rcgillis! Duly noted.