* Images that don't have alt text
descriptions for vision-impaired visitors
If the image conveys important meaning, be sure to include that meaning using alt text
. There are different ways to do this depending on the program, but generally, right-clicking on the image and choosing Format Picture will bring up alt-text options.
The U FIX IT tool was created to allow faculty to remediate Alt text
, headings, headers for tables, naming links, and color contrast with more features under development.
Twitter recently announced a new feature that will finally allow users to attach an alt text
to the images they upload.
With the Automatic alt text
, users will get to hear more details like if the users are outdoors, whether they are smiling and so on.Another restriction that currently applies to the Automatic alt text
feature is that it only supports English though more languages will be added at a later stage.
Without alt attributes that have "alt text
" or are programmed to look empty, screen readers may end up reading the full file path of an image, such as, ImagesNovember22xyzpdq 1235678910.jpg.
- Support for alt text
on images in Docs, so you can tell a screen reader what they should say to describe an image
The specific features where having a policy may make a difference are: the inclusion of alt text
with images; labeled input fields; and especially, having an accessibility link on the home page.
The toolbar also shows a number of images with the alt text
, "Click here to learn more." That text is not very descriptive of context, and I can't figure out which images they are just by scanning my eye around the page.
for images, often the poster child for web accessibility, was fully implemented on 62 percent of the pages," said Gunderson.
Fill in the alternative text data field ("ALT Text
") for each image so they'll be searchable and so if an image fails to load, the visitor will see a description of the image.
Problems either with lack of ALT text
or poor use of ALT text
were also cited.