• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Lesson 2. Designing a Page Interface > Enhancing Site Accessibility

Enhancing Site Accessibility

Accessibility refers to the availability of page assets, including interfaces, images, sounds, multimedia elements, and all other forms of information, to be used by anyone, regardless of how they access site content. For example, visitors with visual disabilities can access your site with a screen reader, which is a program that reads page content aloud. Screen readers are great for text, but how can a screen reader summarize the contents of an image? Built into HTML is the ability to provide caption-like text alternatives for images, so when a screen reader encounters a graphic, it can convey its content or meaning to the user. It is up to the site developer/owner to provide this content.

In HTML, alternate text descriptions are added via the alt attribute of the <img> tag. The <img> tag is used to insert images into a page, as the following basic example shows:


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint