Descriptive Text

Setting the Alternate/Descriptive Text:

The areas in the following images show off what is required when setting the descriptive text for each respective scenario, by highlighting certain fields on the form in red.

When Making a New Page:

When filling out the form to create a new page, there are three fields which are extremely important for adding towards web accessibility. These fields, Page Title, Keywords, and Description, each add to the understanding of a page. While the title of the page is obvious as to its necessity, the Keywords and Description fields may not be so obvious. Keywords are important for search engines, both internally and externally. They help with the search engine's understanding about what kind of content can be found on the given page. The description is important, as when utilized properly, it aids in a person's understanding of a page's type of content without having to look over the whole content.

An Image showing the fields necessary to fill out for a new page. Page Title, Keywords, and Description are highlighted with red.

 

When Inserting an Image:

When providing graphical content, there are two fields which are extremely important for adding towards web accessibility. These fields,Image Description and Title, each add to the understanding of a image. The title presented should be something relevant towards a basic description of what the image shows. The description should describe in detail, not too great, what is going on. For example, the description of the image below is as follows:

An image showing the fields necessary to fill out for a new image. Image Description and Title are highlighted in red.

As you can see, the description is quick, but given that description one would know that the image shows some fields and that specifically the Image Description and Title fields are highlighted in red.

An image showing the fields necessary to fill out for a new image. Image Description and Title are highlighted in red.

Accessibility

Contact Information

Michelle Patrick, M.Ed., LPCC

Coordinator, Accessibility Services

Email: mpatrick@shawnee.edu

Phone: (740) 351-3106

Fax: (740) 351-3551

Office of Accessibility Services

Hatcher Hall
1001 Fourth Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Office hours: M-F 8 am-5 pm or by appointment

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