Creating Alt Text for images and objects: Windows

Screenshot of a word document with Alt Text pane open.

Learn how to make images and visual objects accessible by screen readers using Alternative Text (Alt Text).  Alt Text helps students with visual impairments or blindness understand what is conveyed through images and other visual objects embedded in a document. Microsoft Support offers clear instructions and a video on how to add Alt Text to images in a Word document.  These same Alt Text  principles apply to images for any device, any software application and any screen reader.

Every teacher - including general education teachers - should include alt text described images in all their materials.  TVIs should provide training or arrange for training on how to make digital materials accessible for all students.

For details, go to Use Alternative Text for Images and Objects Module.