Patrick Garvin spent 15 years working in newsrooms at daily newspapers, including the Boston Globe, where he worked on information graphics and digital presentations. He now works as a front-end developer in St. Louis. He also teaches web design at the Missouri School of Journalism. He works with individuals and organizations to make their digital work more accessible for people with disabilities.
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How to write effective alt text, for journalists
Describing images and charts for blind and low-vision users helps your journalism—on any platform—reach more people who need itPosted on
For journalists wanting to make their work accessible to people with disabilities, alt text is a great place to start. This short guide can help you think about how to add helpful alt text to images, charts & data visualizations, and social media posts for your newsroom.