People living with visual impairments often miss out on the impact of photos and images on a website. Mel Finefrock writes about two simple changes to blogs and websites that can make a big difference to the visually impaired:
1. Use the ALT tags to accurately describe the image
2. Implement In-Text Descriptions to describe the photo and enhance the article
Her article goes into more information on each way to describe a photo and also gives advice on how to come up with the description for each photo.
This advice can even be used on personal social media channels to help our visually impaired friends fully enjoy what we share.
For more information about assistive technologies, visit our Guide to Living Independently.
Making Images Accessible to People Who Are Blind