Headshot photo of Ginger Stewart, training program manager at Articulate. She has brown hair, glasses, and is dressed in business casual clothes.

One of the easiest ways to boost e-learning accessibility is to include alternative text—or alt text—on your images and graphics. This descriptive text gives people using screen readers an idea of what’s pictured. And thanks to today’s e-learning development apps, the process of adding alt text to your courses is simple, even for beginners. But when it comes to writing alt text, figuring out how to make it effective can feel more challenging. With any number of ways to describe your course visuals, how do you ensure the alt text you include gives learners the information they need?

In our upcoming free webinar—How To Write Alt Text for E-Learning—we’ll demystify every part of the alt text process, including:

  • What questions can help you narrow down which information to include
  • How to write effective alt text for different types of content and situations
  • What kinds of graphics don’t need alt text
  • How to add alt text in Rise 360 and Storyline 360

So join us on Tuesday, August 29, at 11 am ET to discover tips and tricks for writing alt text that answers important learner questions while keeping their overall e-learning experience streamlined.

Interested in attending? All you have to do is register here. And if the date or time doesn’t work for you, we’ve got you covered. Anyone who registers will receive a recording of the webinar—so you can watch the presentation even if you can’t catch it live.

Heather Durham

In the recording - "How to Write Alt Text for E-Learning": https://articulate-heroes-authoring.s3.amazonaws.com/Workshops/2023/HowtoWriteAltText/index.html#/lessons/YKru2kxg_GwfDRZV9TPJelyckcPyqiTZ at 11:37, it says: "Screen readers don't allow users to pause and resume alt text or listen to it word by word or letter by letter." That's not true actually. NVDA and JAWS in Chrome and Firefox do allow this. VoiceOver doesn't allow it using the normally expected keystrokes but there is an obscure workaround that a native screen reader friend of mine told me about, but I've never been able to reproduce it. My point is that NVDA and JAWS allow users to pause and resume alt text and read it word by word and character by character. And apparently, there is a way to do it on macOS using Vo... Expand