Beyond the Alt Tag: Accessible Name

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Eastern Time

Sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN). For help, contact Great Lakes ADA Center: 1-877-232-1990 (Voice/TTY) or email

Webinar Registration:

The reasoning, best practices, and available technology for creating accessible images and text alternatives has evolved over the last several years. Expert web developers are building upon the foundation of text alternative techniques such as “alt tags” to newer concepts such as “Accessible Name” and “Accessible Description” for HTML. This approach provides better accessibility.

During this webinar, Access Board staff will describe how they employ these updated concepts when developing the Guides to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards. Participants will understand the reason for these changes and will gain practical strategies for adding “Accessible Name” to their vocabulary and toolkits.

Target Audience: Open to all, but of noted interest for experienced web developers.

Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning.

Continuing Education Credit available: Certificate of Attendance; ACTCP: 1.5 Credits

Bruce Bailey, IT Specialist, U.S. Access Board
Katherine Eng, Senior ICT Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board
Sarah Presley, Accessibility Specialist, US Access Board
Josh Schorr, Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board

Session Questions
This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.