Images often contain critical information – if you don’t have alt-text, you are essentially hiding that information from part of your audience. Alt-text is crucial for people with vision-related disabilities and it can be beneficial if people are trying to access your content with a poor-internet connection that prevents images from loading.
Option 1: Students on campus.
Option 2: Two female students walking across the quad in conversation on a fall day, surrounded by red and yellow trees. The title underneath the students reads "Academic Resources." Under the title, a paragraph reads "Academic resources on campus are among the finest in the world. The University Library is one of the largest public university collections in the world with 14 million volumes in its 20+ unit libraries. Annually, 53,000,000 people visit its online catalog. Students have access to thousands of computer terminals in classrooms, residence halls, and campus libraries for use in classroom instruction, study, and research."
Option 3: Two female students walking across the quad in conversation on a fall day, surrounded by red and yellow trees. Text below the image discusses academic resources on campus.
Option 1: Funk (ACES) Library in the fall, surrounded by red, orange, and yellow trees. Layered on top of the image, text describes why the library was built.
Option 2: Image of Funk (ACES) Library.
Option 3: Funk (ACES) Library in the fall, surrounded by red, orange, and yellow trees. On top of the image, text reads "One of the best places to study on the South Quad, the Funk (ACES) Library was built to integrate traditional information sources with new learning and information technologies."