Making Facebook more Accessible

It is important to use all of the tools available to us to insure that our content on all platforms is as accessible as possible.  

NOTE: You can only edit alt text on a computer or Apple device.

Creating More Accessible Content on Facebook


Step 1: Login to your Facebook account.

Step 2: Create a new post and upload an image.  

Step 3: Hover over the image and select the Edit icon (the paintbrush icon).

Edit Facebook image

Step 4: In the Edit Photo pop-up window, find the Alt Text icon on the left-hand side.

Edit Image icon options

Step 5: Add the Alternate Text that is appropriate for the image that you are sharing.

Example of Alternate Text added

Step 6: Click Save when you are done and continuing with your post as normal.

Edit a Post to add Alternate Text

Step 1: Find the image you need to add alternate text to and open/select it.

Step 2: Hover over the image until you see "Options" at the bottom.

Image Options

Step 3: Choose Change Alt Text from the menu options.

Change Alt Text

Step 4: Select the Override generated alt text.

Override AutoGenerated Alt Text

Step 5: Enter the appropriate alt text for your image and select Save.

Add image alt text

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