Remediations for Review: Image Alt Text

Rodrigo Asai
Rodrigo Asai
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The UserWay widget adds alternative text (also known as alt text, or alts) to all images using AI technology. However, these alts should be reviewed by your site admin, and can be updated to improve user experience using the Remediation feature:

What is alt text for images?

The alt attribute is the space where the site admin is meant to write in an alternate text for an image. This brief description will be read by the user if they are unable to see the image, or if the image cannot be displayed or viewed. This can occur because of a user's slow connection, or an error in the src attribute, for example.

Alt text is an accessibility requirement for blind and low-vision users who read sites via screen readers.

The UserWay widget adds automatic alt text to site images, which helps with accessibility. However, these texts should be reviewed by a site admin, and adjusted if necessary.

Update or change alt text added by AI

  1. Log in to Widget settings.
  2. Click View Remediations
  3. Open Remediations for Review (0):

  4. Click Image alts to review:

  5. Add the new alt text inside
  6. Click Approve to save changes:

What is the To-do tab?

In the To-dotab, you will find all images where the AI added alt text.

This means that the image did not originally have an alt in the code, e.g.: <img src="example.png" alt="example">

All the alts in the To-do tab already have an alt text applied by the AI. You can use the Approve button on the To-do to update the automatically added current alt text ​​to one of your choice.


What is the Remediated tab? 

In the Remediated tab, you can find all alts that were changed and approved from the To-do tab, and also all the images that already had an alt added in the original code.