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What is “alt” or “alternate” text for images?

  • Breezi User
  • July 27, 2012

1 Answer

Uses of Alt Text

The alternate text is set for an image as a description of it. It’s used mainly for three things:

• As a substitute in cases where the image can’t be loaded
• For screen readers (software that outputs texts as audio)
• For SEO

Alternate text button

The image above shows the image editor modal window. Clicking in the “Alt” button, will open a box where you can enter a description for your image.

Box for the alt text

Here you can enter your description and save.

Mike Jauregui

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