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How to Write Alt Text and Image Descriptions for the visually impaired

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If someone went on your website or profile with their eyes closed, would they still be able to find their way around? As more and more people develop vision impairments, they turn to assistive technology in order to access content- read more about this in my World Sight Day 2017 post here. By adding alt text and image descriptions, barriers are lifted and more people can access your content. Read on to learn more about how to create alt text and image descriptions.

What is alt text?

Alt text tells people what is in an image, such as text or basic essential details. If an image fails to load, alt text will display in its place. Search engines also index alt text information and consider it a factor when determining search engine ratings.

What is an image description?

An image description gives more details than alt text and allows someone to learn more about [...]

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