A latest a Google Workspace update has introduced an improved option of adding alt text to an image. Currently, the option is accessible from a right-click menu. As a result of the accessibility improvement, users will be able to access the option from the ‘image options sidebar’ within Google Workspace documents.
Additionally, alongside the option will be a description explaining the purpose of alt text, which is to provide context about an image to the reader. Making the alt text option easy to notice will help users pay more importance to it and therefore make use of it in their documents where needed.
The update will be rolling out to Workspace customers starting next week on Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings.