DIAGRAM Center Resources

Images are used to provide information and enhance the message of the textual content. All images should have a meaningful description to ensure that non-visual readers can benefit from the information they illustrate.

What are some basic principles?

Image descriptions and the alt attribute allow content developers to describe images. The ultimate goal is to enable an individual who cannot see to have the same user experience as a sighted person.

Alternative text can limit describing complex images including infographics, charts, or graphs. Content creators must provide an easy to understand description of the information the image conveys. Include this in the text that precedes or follows the image.

DIAGRAM Center provides several free resources for dealing with images. Read and explore more on the DIAGRAM Center website.