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Writing Alt Text

Time commitment

5 - 10 minutes


This tutorial will provide you with an introduction to writing alt text. By the end, you will be able to 

  • Identify the purpose of alt text
  • Explore different contexts and purposes for images
  • Select the appropriate strategy for writing alt text for a specific purpose
The library is committed to ensuring that members of our user community with disabilities have equal access to our services and resources and that their dignity and independence is always respected. If you encounter a barrier and/or need an alternate format, please fill out our Library Print and Multimedia Alternate-Format Request Form. Contact us if you’d like to provide feedback: lib.a11y@uoguelph.ca