People with disabillities depend on the web way more than we do. There are devices to convert web content to formats that disabled people can read. For example, there are braille converters for the blind. However, images cannot be converted into such formats. Hence designers are asked to make their sites accessible to people with dissabilites by providing alternate textual descriptions of all image and video content that they use on their pages. People with dissabilities may not be able to view images but at leat will knwo what they are.

Nick Nacci, student, Western Michigan Univerity, Kalamazoo M! 49008

Last updated: June 21, 2016