Blog Challenge #1 – add alt text

alt text When you add a picture to your blog post it is important to add the alternative text. Really important.

1. It helps with search engine optimisation.
2. It helps with assistive technologies if readers are vision impaired.
3. The spiders which crawl the web for information cannot see pictures. They read text. I don’t know if that is the case with real spiders!
4. If the web server cannot publish or show the pictures for any reason your text will still be there to alert readers to the fact you have an image.
5. You text might not be found but the alt text might be found and bring readers to your post.

Alt text is a safeguard and an optimization strategy.

Advertisements

4 Responses

  1. Sally,
    You bring a lot of smart ideas to your post. I envy your students

    Like

    • I have actually written this post for the teachers I taught blogging to in a workshop last week. We had a special tech skills conference day and it was really good and I was running a blogging workshop. They said they wanted me to set them challenges. I like that kind of two way teaching and learning. Thank you for your kind words.

      Like

  2. Sally,
    I used storify as an educational tool. the title of my story is
    Social Networks as Educational Canvas

    Social networks provide a great platform (Socialboards, in emulation of whiteboards) to study different subjects and their connectedness. Examples are numerous
    http://storify.com/Hudali15/social-networks-as-educational-canvas#publicize

    This might interest you to write about (I mean the role of Storify)

    Like

    • It’s true, they can do and unfortunately they are mostly not approved by education authorities for secondary students. There are some valid reasons for this but there needs to be more exploration and debate – sounds like another post! Storify is really handy because you can gather resources both print and visual, add your own information and then come up with something very pertinent and useful in terms of education and teaching others. As you have done, it is also a platform for gathering your own various internet outputs as well. I put a storify about why learn French on my French blog because you can link it straight onto a blog. I have had to take it off the front page because it was slowing the load time. Eventually they will work that out but it is such a good idea!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Schnippelboy

Ein Tagebuch unserer Alltagsküche-Leicht nachkochbar

Seaford Spinners and Weavers

Textile arts and crafts. Hand spinning. Weaving. Felting. Sustainability

How To Addict

Get it done! Daily fearless motivation, how to guides, book reviews. Mecca of self improvement that waits just for you!

Bond Back Cleaner

Bond Back End Of Lease Cleaning

printheal

Hard case books

witty -> AyJ

Have a Read , Then Giggle !!

The Blog of Travel

Motorbikes, dogs and a lot of traveling.

Bitcoin Mining (Antminer S9)

Bitcoin Mining Hardware

The Not So Romeo & Juliet Story

love, life, hate, adventures, problems

Love and Light

"Ziarah Kata - Kita : Dari dan Kepada : Kata"

jumissshop

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

We Listen To Mary Magdalene (Lady Nada)

Just another WordPress.com site

Resolve-It Mediation & Counselling

Healthy Individuals make for healthy & Prosperous workplaces maximizing key outcomes

Cooking with a Wallflower

Cooking. Baking. Crafting. Writing.

waste not want not

a blog about trying to live with less

My journey to a butterfly

How I escaped from my cocoon while running a business and raising two kids without completely losing my mind

%d bloggers like this: