Add Accessible Images to a TeamDynamix Knowledge Article

Environment

TeamDynamix, accessibility

Issue

How do I make sure an image in a TeamDynamix knowledge article is accessible?

Resolution

Add images to knowledge articles

We want and need to make all of our images available to people using screen readers, so any images MUST include alternative text (alt-text). The alt-text should describe any screenshots so anyone using a text reader can understand them. There is helpful information on what to write in this ITS Accessibility document: How to Create Accessible Documents.

In general, we try to limit the number of screenshots in a knowledge article because they can make an article long and harder to follow, they are applicable to only one screen, they aren't searchable, and they are not natively accessible. If you need to have images, they all must have Alt Text (including any small image screenshots).

To add alt-text, do the following:

  1. Double-click on the image.
  2. In the screen that pops up, you should default to the Image Info tab, which has the Alternative Text field.
  3. Type your text in the Alternative Text field.
  4. Click OK.

Additional Information

University of Michigan Accessibility Standard Practice Guide: https://spg.umich.edu/policy/601.20

Need additional information or assistance? Submit a request here ITS-TeamDynamix Support.

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Details

Article ID: 8194
Created
Mon 6/6/22 2:15 PM
Modified
Fri 10/13/23 2:18 PM