Assistive Technology: Alternative Text for Images

Alternative Text (a.k.a. Alt Text) is used to provide a description and function of an image on a web page. People using screen readers will be read a description of the image. Also, if an image will not load, viewers will be able to read the description.

When you upload a photo to Blackboard, ALLY will identify whether the photo has alternative text.

A green meter indicates the photo has alternative text attached.

A red meter indicates the photo needs alternative text attached.

Selecting the meter will open up the ALLY option to add alternative text or indicate the photo is decorative only.

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