Presenter '13: Adding Alternate Text for Screen Readers

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Articulate Presenter supports Alt Text descriptions in PowerPoint, so learners with screen readers can hear information about objects in your course. Just right-click any object, then choose Size and Position. Select the Alt Text tab, and enter text in the Description box. That's it!

The Alt Text screen looks a bit different in each version of PowerPoint, so here are a couple tips for working with alternate text:

  • In PowerPoint 2010 and 2013, only the Description box is supported, not the Title field.
  • In PowerPoint 2007, it's called the Alternate text box.


Presenter supports alternate text for most items in your courses, but there are a few exceptions:

  • Annotations
  • Logos
  • Web objects
  • Videos from websites (Tip: Alternate text is supported for YouTube videos.)
  • Audio (Tip: Use PowerPoint notes to display a narration transcript.)

Working with embedded quizzes and interactions

To add alternate text to Articulate Quizmaker quizzes, see this tutorial.

To add alternate text to media in Articulate Engage interactions, see these tutorials: