Add Alternative Text in Canvas
Canvas is the online platform for all courses and MSU Denver. Learn how to add Alt-Text to any image in Canvas.
Make Images Accessible to Students Using a Screen ReaderVisit the Instructional Accessibility Guides and Resources Main Page
The phrase, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, expresses how an image can convey something even better than words. For those who rely on screen readers, descriptions added to the images are needed.
There are several ways to add descriptions to images to make them accessible. The two most popular are alternative text and a long description. The guides below will help you explain an image with text and decipher which option works best for what type of image.
Learn more about creating accessible content by attending the Proactive Accessibility Certification Workshop Series.
Learn more about creating accessible content by attending the Proactive Accessibility Certification Workshop Series.Instructional Accessibility Group Email
The following list is comprised of the most common issues that make images inaccessible and quick steps for how to avoid them:
Canvas is the online platform for all courses and MSU Denver. Learn how to add Alt-Text to any image in Canvas.Add Alternative Text in Canvas
Make images accessible in Microsoft Office programs such as Word and PowerPoint.Create Alternative Text in Microsoft Office
Make images accessible in Adobe Acrobat.Create Alternative Text in Adobe Acrobat DC
Captions are small sentences of descriptive text that provide information about visual content.Create Image Captions in Microsoft Office
Long Descriptions are a great option is you are feeling limited by the 125 character limit of Alternative Text.How to Write Long Descriptions
Memes have become a par of culture and communication both online and off. Due to their visual nature, memes present major accessibility concerns for those who are blind of low vision.Making Memes Accessible
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