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I am using accessibility package with tagged argument in LaTeX so that screen reader like JAWS can read the alt text of images and mathematical equations from PDF. But the thing is that when I open my PDF document and use JAWS to read my entire document, it only reads alt texts (wherever it is mentioned) and skips the rest of the text which may be present in the PDF file. I want to make sure if it is intended to so, if so is there any accessibility package which can just add the alt text where I want and leave the rest of the document text accessibility intact. Sample use is given below:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[tagged]{accessibility}
\begin{document}
\section{sample text}
\subsection{A man is known by the company he keeps}
\begin{figure}
\alt{alt text of graphic}
\includegraphics{image1.jpg}
\end{figure}
\begin{equation}
\alt{alt text of equation}
\frac{a}{b}
\end{equation}
\end{document}

Accessibility package I am using can be found from the following location.

https://code.google.com/archive/p/sigchi-latex/wikis/Accessibility.wiki

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    that sounds odd, you could also try the accsupp package which is in all standard distributions. – David Carlisle Apr 1 '18 at 19:55
  • I tried accsupp package but screen readers did find the alt text enclosed to read it loud. This problem is addressed in this link too. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/75102/… – OMER HAYAT Apr 1 '18 at 21:10
  • did not find the alt text enclosed* – OMER HAYAT Apr 1 '18 at 21:18

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