Alt Tags

Writing alt tags (alternative text) for visual only information (images, maps, charts, graphs, etc) can be challenging. 

UM principles for creating alternative text include:

  • Focus on the purpose for the inclusion of the visual information in the text.
  • Write concise descriptions that move from general info to specifics.
  • Consider context and objectivity when determining what to write.
  • Always consider your audience in tone and language.

Contact Accessible Technology Services (ATS) at 406-243-4357 for more information.