Alternative descriptions are generally required for images in the KB to ensure content is accessible. This document describes how you will be notified of missing alternative text and ways to fix it.
The KB will run a scan when saving a document to make sure that all images have an "alt" attribute present. If this is not detected, the following error message will be displayed:
This message indicates that alternative text is missing from an image in your KB document. Upon receiving this message, you will not be able to save your work until the alternative text for the image is in place.
A search field will open, commonly in the lower left of the screen. The image below shows a browser Find text box.
The first highlighted image has a purple box around the alternative text:
alt="open in progress close"
The second highlighted image has no alternative text.
Insert the below alternative text attribute to your image:
alt="enter your descriptive text between these parentheses"
Once you have added the alternative text to the image, save your document as per your KB Group's workflow.
Alt text is also known as:
They are used within HTML code to describe the appearance and function of an image on a page for web accessibility and for those using a screenreader.
Adding alternative text to images is first and foremost a principle of web accessibility.
The KB Team recommends the guidelines below to write effective alt text for document images