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These guides and videos provide steps to help you make your image content accessible through the creation of relevant, comprehensive, and succinct alternative text (alt-text) and long text description. For the best accessibility practices around authoring alt-text, please check out our Alternative Text-The Basics.
To learn more join us for our Authoring Awesome Alt-Text Workshop. Our Schedule can be found on our Events and Workshops area.
In Canvas, the file name is the default ALT text which is usually inaccessible, but if you change the file name to the ALT text, it will always be inserted when the image is placed into Canvas content. This first option should be used for images you will not use more than once (repeating images generally means you will need to adjust the Alt-Text to reflect the shifting context)
Add or Edit ALT Text in Rich Content Editor. This option is best for images whose Alt-Text needs to be adjusted for the nuanced contexts of a course/module.
The following steps explain how to place Alt-Text on a photo and provides some guidance to the content of the text.
You have now completed adding Alt-Text to a photo.
There guides provide distributable content that covers the above guides as well as additional Image Accessibility Content.
If you have a question that is not answering through the content above, please contact the Instructional Accessibility Group via email at: [email protected].