Add in an ALT text field in the file manager so we can add a global alt text to all images. Then allow the ability to override this text from the page level when adding in images (currently can add the alt text there). This would make it easier for when using this in the IMAGE HubDB column so we can pull in proper alt text for each image.
Glad to report that we have delivered this feature to the File Manager. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Users can now add a short description of images and videos in the File details panel and Picker. When provided, this text will be used as the `alt` text for images, and the `title` attribute for videos when inserted in content from now on.
Descriptions of images and videos enhance accessibility via communicating their content to screen readers and visitors who chose not to display them. They also can improve SEO by helping search engines understand media content.
Currently, the file name is used as alt text. The new field allows users to specify something different and consider the file name to be for internal organization purposes. It will remain possible to customize alt text for individual usages of an image within rich text and the image module. Based on leading accessibility guidelines, descriptions are limited to 150 characters.
Available to all portals with access to Files, click on "details" for an image or video from your Files tool and add alt-text and description.
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