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Image block

The accessible image block prototype makes it possible to publish an image with an ALT-text and a description.

Overview

The image block makes it possible to publish an image with an alt-text and a description in any block area on a page.

Example in use: Image block

An example of the feature Image block in use.

Accessibility support 

  • The block can't be published if the image is missing an alternative text.
  • The web author also receives a warning if the alternative text is shorter than five charactersasking to consider a more descriptive alternative text. 
  • The web author also has the possibility to select if the image is a decorative image. If so, the image will be published with an empty alternative text (alt=””) and the attribute role=”presentation”. 

Demo of feature

This FEAT feature lets you create an accessible-by-default image block for your website. The video is captioned.

Download the feature

The accessible by default templates are published on Bitbucket, where you can download them free of charge:

FEAT templates for download - opens in a new window

Technical specification

The technical specification contains guidelines for implementing the features in any authoring tool

Technical documentation and guidelines, Word (1 Mb) - opens in a new window

Making life easier for web authors

The templates created in the FEAT project are making it significantly easier to create accessible content. Many of the steps that are usually handled manually, are automated in these templates.

As a comparison, we have created a checklist for web authors who are using the ordinary Episerver set-up, so you can see for yourself what a hassle you can avoid by using the FEAT templates.

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