Creating Text Alternatives
This ADE will provide you
with a quick introduction on how to create text alternatives for images.
At the end of this ADE, you
will have gained some awareness of the issue and difficulties of
creating text alternatives.
Note: This ADE was created
knowing that it is not accessible to those with visual impairments.
What to Do:
- To begin please watch the following videos for an introduction to text alternaties:.
- Write a text alternative for each of the following three
- Go to the Text
Alternative Tool for Images (TATI) Website and create an
- Review the Instructions, which are under the
"Instructions" tab and explore the tool.
- Once you are logged in, go to the "Images" tab and add the
three (3) images from above. For each image:
- Identify the main parts or components of the image that
should be described. This may include an object, person, place, area of
the image, landmark, or background.
- While considering the purpose and the context of the
image, answer the questions and complete the statements about each part
of the image identified and assign the importance of each piece of
What to Hand-in:
Submit a report answering
the following questions:
- Describe some situations where a person may benefit from
- What were the three text alternatives that you initially
wrote for the three (3) images?
- After you used TATI, do you feel you could have written
better text alternatives? Why or why not?
- What difficulties (if any) did you experience in reading,
understanding, or using this web application?
- What suggestions do you have on improving the web
application or parts thereof?
What Else You Can Do (optional - not required):
- For each of the three (3) images, allocate the statements
to the different containers (on the "Allocate" tab).
- For each of the three (3) images, write new text
alternatives and compare with what you initially wrote.
- You can watch this video on Using alt text on images in Microsoft Word.