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Chapter 20. Getting Images into Your Doc... > Adding Alternative Text to Your Imag...

Adding Alternative Text to Your Image

If you're creating Web pages, you should always include alternative text that can appear in place of images. Alternative text appears in the following circumstances:

  • When a Web page is displayed in a browser with images turned off (to increase speed)

  • When a Web page is displayed in a browser customized for an individual with a visual disability (the alternative text can be read aloud by the computer, whereas an image cannot)

  • When an image cannot be accessed from the Web server

  • In Internet Explorer, as a ScreenTip that can be used to explain an image


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