Did You Know – Using Alternative Text

Did you know how to describe images? “Why would I need to describe images?”, you ask. When you describe an image on a webpage using alternative text you won’t be excluding users with visual impairments from being able to enjoy the pictures on the webpage. When ever we put a picture on our website, Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr pages we describe the images so everyone can know what we are posting even if they have lost their sight.

You want to learn more about adding alternative text to your online photos and pictures, click the link below.

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/faq/image-description

 

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About nclbph

The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability. The library is located in Raleigh, but mails materials throughout the state. The NCLBPH is a state agency operated by the State Library of North Carolina as a part of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. It is also a part of the network of regional libraries operated by the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).
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