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Designing for Accessibility

Tips, tricks for Universal Design, Design for All

Describing Images

Not sure whether an image needs alternative text? Use the alt text decision tree

Image descriptions can be use for more than alt text. Learn more with the Describing Visual Resources Toolkit


Royal, Bria. "My Unapologetic Accessible Protest Pack." Bria M. Royal, 2018.

This is an animated comic-style checklist to encourage accessibility in protest spaces. Despite being a complex image, the creator added a robust text description which appears in different places depending on the web site.

  • Tumblr post: image description appears as text below the image and tags
  • Web page: image description appears when you hover over the image

Web Accessibility

Check out the Best Practices page to see different accessible image strategies in action.

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