Add alt text for images
If you have an image in your document, please add alt text so that its contents can be understood by those who are visually impaired.
Do not use pictures that have text overlaid on them. Screen readers will not be able to read the text.
You only need to add alt text if an image is essential to understanding the document. If it's only decorative, you can mark it as such when following the steps below.
- Right-click the image
- Select ‘Format picture', then choose ‘Alt text' and type some descriptive text in the field. For example: A child painting during a Messy Church session. You do not need to type ‘Picture of' or ‘Image of' at the start. If the image is decorative, tick the box that says ‘Mark as decorative'.
- Aim to make your alt text short and clear