Web Accessibility Tips
How do I know what to put as Alternative Text (alt text)?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Why is this non-text content here?
- What information is it presenting?
- What purpose does it fulfill?
- If I could not use the non-text content, what words would I use to convey the same function and/or information?
- If the non-text has important words to understand the concept, they must be included in the alternative text.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were revised and released at the end of 2008. The WCAG 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general including those using mobile devices.
AIS Accessibility Toolbar is an easy to use addition to Internet Explorer. The toolbar offers features for validating HTML, Cascading Style Sheets and accessibility of web pages.