Alternative Text for Images in InDesign
Last modified 12/21/2021
Images, figures, and non-text content should have alternative text. Alternative text allows individuals who are blind or have low vision have access to the visual content through a text equivalent. Alternative text for image, figures, and non- text content should be meaningful to the content it supports.
Step 1. Select an Image
Right click on the Figure you want to add alternative text to then choose "Object Export Options."
Step 2. Alt Text Tab
From Alt Text Source, choose Custom. Type your alternative text into the edit box provided. Select and copy the text you type.
Step 3. Tagged PDF Tab
Choose the Tagged PDF Tab. Under Apply Tag, choose From Source. Under Actual Text Source, choose Custom then pasted the copied alt text from the Alt Text Tab. Choose Done to close the dialogue box.