Alt Text for Images in Facebook Posts

Images need alternate text (or alt text) to convey information. Screen reader programs cannot determine the meaning of images and depend on the alt text to make them accessible to users who are visually impaired.  Decorative images can be marked as background or given an empty alt attribute.

1. Log in to Facebook and create a photo post.

Photo/Video post button

2. Choose the photo to post, hover the mouse over it, and select the "Edit" button.

Create post window with edit button

3. In the Photo Detail window:

  1. Select "Alternate text"
  2. Type a custom alt text
  3. Select the Save button
Photo detail with alternative text options

4. Select the "Post" button.

Create post window