What is alternative text? How do I write it for images, charts, and graphs?

Presented on 19 May 2022 to the University of Southampton Office 365 Community.

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What do we mean by alternative text? Who is it useful for? What strategies can we use for writing it? How might we write alternative text for more complex images like graphs, flow charts, and venn diagrams? I attempt to explain in this video. It was recorded live as a webinar for the University of Southampton's Office 365 Community. I've included the questions and answers from the session.


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Adding alternative text to images