This is an overview of the elements that require special consideration when using images. Please review one of the Additional Resources for detailed instructions on any of the following:
- Provide alternative text for images that convey content. Use accurate and equivalent descriptions.
- Describe the image as thoroughly, but succinctly. The text should describe the content and function of the image.
- Do not use the phrases "image of..." or "graphic of..." since screen readers note it is an image.
- Do not be redundant or provide the same information as the text accompanying the image.
- Decorative images do not require long descriptions and should be "nulled" or left untagged as an image.
- Avoid flashing images. These may cause seizures for students with photosensitive epilepsy and may be distracting for students with learning disabilities.