Tagging Images

How do I tag images for accessibility in Adobe Acrobat?

 Instructions

Section 4.17: Tagging an Image without a Caption (Using the Reading Order Tool)

The Reading Order Tool is an alternative way you can tag objects in your PDF. Though it is recommended you tag all of your objects manually, as we have done in other chapters, there are some cases where tagging with this method can be useful. Here is an example for tagging an image.

  1. Open the Reading Order Tool.

    The Reading Order Tool in Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Select the image by drawing a box around it with your cursor.

    The Golden Gate Bridge over the San Francisco Bay.
  3. Click the Figure button in the Reading Order Tool.

    Reading Order Tool with the Figure Button on the bottom right.
  4. Open the Tags Pane.

  5. Right-click the Figure tag.

  6. Select Properties.

  7. In the Tag tab, enter the alt text in the Alternate Text field.

Section 4.18: Image with a Caption (Using the Reading Order Tool)

  1. Open the Reading Order Tool.

  2. Select the image and caption by drawing a box around them with your cursor.

  3. Click the Figure/Caption button in the Reading Order Tool.

  4. Open the Tags Pane.

  5. Right-click the Figure tag.

  6. Select Properties.

  7. In the Tag tab, enter the alt text in the Alternate Text field. In 150 characters or less, describe the image. If you have a caption of the image, include text on the caption.