Image Alternative Text - Easy Checks

What is Image Alternative Text?

Image alternative text (“alt text”) is a short description that conveys the purpose of an image.

Why is Image Alternative Text important?

Alternative text for images provides information about the image for people who can’t see it or may have difficulty understanding it. These include:

Checking Image Alternative Text

Checking this page

This is just for practice. Also, you can see what the check will look like on an accessible page.

Click on the button below:

Check images on this page

Example images:

Golden Lab

Checking other pages

To check other pages you need to add the ‘Check images’ link as a bookmark.

  1. Make sure your browser bookmarks bar is open. Ctrl/CMD+Shift+B will usually toggle the bar
  2. Drag this link to your browser bookmarks bar: Check images
  3. Visit the page you want to check
  4. Click on the ‘Check images’ link in your bookmarks
  1. Make sure your browser bookmarks/favorites bar is open. Ctrl/CMD+Shift+B will usually toggle the bar
  2. Create a bookmark to this page using Ctrl/CMD+D
  3. Edit your bookmarks - this varies depending on browser and operating system. There is usually a menu option to manage your bookmarks
  4. Edit the newly added bookmark to this page
  5. Paste the script copied into the URL or Link field

What to look for

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