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Adding alternative text descriptions to images on Facebook before you post

Contact the Accessible Media Coordinator

Robert Starr
Accessible Media Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-5644
Fax: 703-993-4743
rstarr@gmu.edu

Contact the IT Accessibility Coordinator

Kristine Neuber
IT Accessibility Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-9815
Fax: 703-993-4743
kneuber@gmu.edu

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Jackie Servello
Assistive Technology Specialist

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
jservell@gmu.edu

Have questions? Contact the ATI:

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
ati@gmu.edu

To add alternative text descriptions before you post the image, do the following:

  • Click Photo/Video at the top of your News Feed.

 

  • Select the photo you want to add.
  • Click Edit Photo.

  • In the Alternative Text box, write your alternative text description (i.e., alt text). You can also add a Caption for the image.

  • To save your alt text and caption, click Save on the bottom left.
  • Click the Left Arrow, then click Done.
  • Your post will look like this when it is completed (NOTE: The alt text does not appear. It is only available to the screen reader user):