Allow the addition of Alt Text for images
The addition of Alt Text is a basic accessibility consideration. Currently we can't do this is Teams (you can do it easily in Yammer).
Currently we are using the work around of adding descriptive text when posting an image.
Christine Cé commented
I'm really shocked that this feature hasn't been added as standard and that we're having to ask for it!
Claire Poste commented
Very surprised that this feature hasn't been added as standard!
Duncan Franklin commented
Shocked it's necessary frankly!
Angelica Harris commented
We have a CST customer requesting this for employees who use screen readers. Would be great if this were added to a coming update.
Not only we need alt text within teams but the function to add alt tex will also need to be accessible. The platform already have good accessibility features so this will make it even better and set an example for others out there.
Matthew Mattingly commented
Alt text is essential for blind and low vision people. Its absence is a disservice to members of our community that need it, and a potential legal liability for institutions adopting this product. Do you have a plan to fix this?
Deanne Barthee commented
All I can do is to add my agreement to all of the comments below. This is not a 'nice to have', but a necessity, particularly in the current situation where so many are locked down and working from home on less than ideal internet connections. Accessibility should always be by default.
This is basic stuff, Microsoft. Images need alt tags, even for sighted people waiting for an image to load.
Like the person below, I can't believe we have to vote for this :-/
Rebecca Shannon commented
This shouldn't even need to be a vote imho.
It's about inclusivity, and should be included as standard.
This is needed...
Need alt-text in Government Community Cloud (GCC)
Broden Packer commented
No alt-text functionality allows for continued institutional discrimination in the workforce against the visually impaired!
This would be an easy fix, but for those it affects - a huge milestone and a reason to build the use of Microsoft Teams in their daily work life.
Please add the functionality! We need to be able to add alt text in teams - this is a clear 1.1.1 WCAG violation.
Gerrit Bos commented
This really is an absolute minimum to support clients whose vision is impaired in some way, and others with various accessibility issues. I can't believe this is still an issue in Sept 2019! Please fix on a priority basis!