Alt Text for Images in Instagram 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 Instagram and create a new post.

Main window

2. Choose the picture to post and select the "Next" button.

New photo post window

3. Select "Advanced Settings."

New post window

4. Select "Write Alt Text."

Advanced settings window

5. Type the alt text and select the "Save" button.

Alt text window

6. Select the back button.

Advanced settings window

7. Select the "Share" button.

New post window