Learn how to add alternative text to images.
- [Instructor] Let's start by adding alternative text to an image. Now we're going to do this in Word, but it's the exact same steps in Excel, and PowerPoint. If you want to follow along, open up the accessibility document in the exercise files folder. The first thing we're going to do is click on the image, so that we select it. Then we're going to right click, and select format picture. This will open up the format picture pane. We're going to go up to the top and click on the layout and properties icon. And then we want the alt text box to be open so that we can enter into it.
What we're going to do is we're going to add a title for this picture. In this instance it's the Social Security Administration. And then in the description, what's important is that we describe what the picture is. So in this instance it's a logo. We will put the Social Security Administration logo. And that's all there is to it. So the reason why we add this alternative text, is so that persons who are using a screen reader know exactly what the picture is.
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