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NYU LibGuide Accessibility

A comprehensive resource for achieving digital accessibility best practice for NYU Libraries Research Guides.


Infographics have alt-text and long descriptions

  • Infographics need to have alt-text just like images. 
  • Users benefit from having long descriptions that are in the main content of your guide.
  • Add a long format description of the information in the graphic within the guide and make sure to give it a header name that will help users identify it quickly. 
    • Non-screen reader users can skip over the description if they don’t need it.

Best Practice

  • Add text alternative in the same box
  • Use an anchor tag to create a link to the text alternative
  • Place link to alternative before the infographic


LibGuide Help Center Resources


Web Accessibility for Designers infographic with link to text version at