No understanding required. We'll start from the beginning, for everyone.
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Project managers, editors, designers and developers alike must gain a better understanding of alt text to comply with international WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standards. Not only this, but all public sector websites are required to comply and can be heavily fined if they don’t (the rate at which being significantly higher than the cost of developing a new or existing website).
If you’re a developer of a CMS where the editors deal with the content and images on the sites that you make, you may think alt text is not important to you, but I’d like to show you how to address this in an interactive session, and equip you with the knowledge to avoid issues in the future.
We’ll have fun writing better alternative text for images and when we’re done you’ll find there’s more to consider when adding image fields to your next Drupal build. Ultimately, I’ll highlight the benefits for everyone by encouraging you to think about alt text.