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Make Your Instagram Posts Accessible with Alt Text

Instagram recently announced the ability to add alternative text to photos. This allows creators to provide a visual description for people who may be using assistive technologies such as screen readers.

For New Photos

When entering your post’s caption, you can scroll down and tap Advanced Settings. From the Advanced Settings page, Tap Write Alt Text, and enter your Alt Text in the field.

For Existing Photos

To add Alt Text to previously uploaded photos, go to the photo and access the Edit page. You will then see an “Add Alt Text” link appear at the photo’s bottom right corner. Tap this link, and enter your Alt Text in the field provided.

Eric Silva

Eric is a Systems Analyst at The University of Texas at San Antonio and a graduate from Boise State University. Learn more about me.

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