Editing Alternative Text (ALT Tags) for Images


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  1. Navigate to the item (Dropbox, News, Discussion, etc.) containing the image.
  2. Select to Edit the item.
  3. From the HTML Editor, select the HTML Source Editor icon.
  4. In the source code, locate the Alternative Text and Title.

    NOTE: In the source code, the alternative text begins with alt =”, while the title begins with title =”

    1. Update the Alternative Text (within the parentheses) as desired.
    2. Update the Title to match the alternative text from Step A. 

    NOTE: The Alternative Text will be read by screen readers, while the title appears when a user hovers a mouse over the image.

  5. Select Save.
  6. Select Save and Close or Update.


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