Figures alternate text
If an image is not just for decoration, it must have alternate text. If an image is purely for decoration, you must mark it as an artifact to ensure that it does not show up in the tags tree.
To add alternative text to an image:
- In the Accessibility Checker panel, right-click and select "Fix" from the Options menu. In the Set Alternate Text dialog box, enter alternate text for each figure or check the box if the figure is purely decorative. Click the next arrow to add alternate text to the next image. Once you've finished adding alternate text and marking images as alternate text, click "Save & Close" to save your changes.
- Using the Reading Order tool, right-click the image's tag type or reading order number in the top left-hand corner of the figure and select "Edit Alternate Text" from the Options menu to add alternate text. If an image is decorative, click the image's tag type or reading order number and click the "Background/Artifact" button in the Reading Order dialog box to mark the image as an artifact.
If a document contains an image of a complex graph or chart, it is best to add alternate text that summarizes the trend that the data shows, makes the data easier to understand and/or provides instructions on how the data should be reviewed.