How do I add useful Alt text to a hyperlinked image?
You will learn how to add useful alt text to a hyperlinked image in your course in Canvas.
In this case, a Page is being used. The images within the Rich Content Editor are hyperlinked to other locations within the course.
The Accessibility Checker has the number 3 next to it to indicate that it has found three issues within this Rich Content Editor.
There are two ways to create useful Alt text for these images which have hyperlinks.
Note that the Alt text filed currently has the name of the image file. This is considered to be inappropriate Alt text.
"Link to..." is useful verbiage for an image that has a hyperlink. This lets the person using a screen reader know quickly and easily where the image links to. This is more useful than marking the image as "decorative".
The Alt Text field is showing the name of the file which is considered to be inappropriate for an image this is hyperlinked. It is better to use text that lets the user know where the image links to.
In this example, "Link to Announcements" lets the user know where the image links to.