Adding Alt Text in Blackboard
You can add Alt Text when you first upload an image to Blackboard. The option appears below the buttons to browse your computer or the content collection. Alt Text should be added in the Image Description field, not the Title field.
If you attempt to upload an image without a description, Blackboard will warn you that you have not added a description to the image before you can submit. To mark an image as decorative, you will need to ignore this warning.
You can also add Alt Text by using the Blackboard Ally tool, once you have finished applying any formatting changes that might be required. If you have added an image that is either described in the text, or is simply decorative, you can use the Blackboard Ally tool to mark an image as decorative, which will indicate to screen readers to ignore the image.
Adding Alt Text to Images
- Add alternative text to a shape, picture, chart, SmartArt graphic, or other object
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- Writing effective ALT text
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