N.B: If you click on one of the images, it will pop up in a larger zoomed in display for you.

The Fix image alt wizard provides you with "image alt" errors for the course and allows you to submit a suitable image (alt) description for each image to help fix them quickly. Image alt (alternative) text is the HTML standard alternative (non-visual) way to describe the meaning and context of an image. Please provide a brief description of the image for a screen reader user, which is NOT the image file name. It should be concise, relevant, meaningful, and no longer than 125 characters ideally. The existing image alt errors are listed with a “Submit Bulk Fixing” button, which will then update all the image alt errors on that current page.

All fixes applied through this wizard can be reverted with the Bulk fix log. All errors hidden through this wizard are located in Exception Management.

Please note that image alt changes need a degree of teacher oversight / engagement, hence they need to be manually typed into each image’s “Update to” input field, as plain text, which will then be used to update the image’s alt text in its content location. There is also a help popup, with guidance on how to write good image alt descriptions, located below the text input area.

Viewing the Fix image alt wizard

The Fix image alt text wizard can be accessed via:

  • Course actions menu > Brickfield Accessibility+ toolkit > Go to wizards > Fix image alt
  • Accessibility+ Review block > View Accessibility+ report (Chart icon) > Go to wizards > Fix image alt
  • The "Fix" link that's available for the following checks in the Check list report:
    • "Image alt (alternative) text should not be the image filename"
    • "Image alt (alternative) text should not be more than the maximum recommended (125) characters"
The Fix image alt text wizard of the Accessibility+ Toolkit

The Fix image alt wizard displays the following details for each error:

  • Name: the activity type and name.
  • Course: the courses shortname in which the error resides.
  • Existing HTML code: the full HTML code.
  • Update to: a help popup about the checks inaccessibility, a text area for the new image alt and another help popup for creating good alt text.
  • Hide: checkbox to hide the error when processed


If an image alt is not descriptive enough, such as using the image file name, users of screenreaders or users with images blocked cannot determine the image's content and importance.

If an image alt is too long, users of screenreaders need to spend too long engaging with it to determine the image's content and importance.

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