Web Accessibility

Alternative text for Images

Alternative Text or  Alt text is alternative information for those people who have either chosen to disable images in their browsers and those who simply are unable to see the images.

Alt Text should describe what the image is about, because blind and visually impaired people otherwise won’t know what the image is for. 

The alt tag is used by screen readers, in assisting the blind and visually impaired people to tell them what is on the image.

**All images need to have descriptive alternative text. Avoid using charts or tables as an image.

For more information regarding alternative text, please visit accessibility.iu.edu

Link informative text, not URLS

  • Avoid putting URL’s in content
  • Instead hyperlink informative text


You can find more information on our Faculty handbook 2014-2015 academic year


You can find more information on our Faculty handbook 2014-2015 academic year

In some cases the URL maybe needed if the url is a brand: one.iu.edu or accessibility.iu.edu