Accessible Content

These guidelines are intended for authors, contributing editors and those who wish to learn more about accessible publishing and descriptions for assistive technologies at Taylor & Francis.

A digital “accessible” text is one that provides equal opportunity to all readers, including those with visual or print impairments. Taylor & Francis is committed to the supply of accessible content, ensuring as many readers as possible have access to the content we publish. Accessible descriptions are a key component of Taylor & Francis publications, including image and figure descriptions, audio descriptions and transcripts. This site provides examples of Alternative Text (‘alt text’) and Long Descriptions for images and figures across a range of Taylor & Francis subject areas. Please use this site for reference when writing or compiling final manuscripts, and ensure alt text is provided with your final manuscript for all titles.

When writing alt text, please note that readers should be able to close their eyes and see the image if alt text is read aloud. Supplying inadequate alt text is the same as supplying low-resolution images or images containing errors.

Please consider whether the image or figure is really necessary to the book you are submitting.  If so, alt text will be required. If not, consider removing the image.

Please review the Publishing Guidelines and Documents page for more information, related to the Taylor & Francis book publishing process including resources for creating companion website materials Opens in new tab or window(PDF). Please use the directory below to learn more about:

ALT Text and Long Description Examples

Select a subject link below to view examples in that subject area. More samples can be found on the TextBox website Opens in new tab or window .

Benefits of ALT Text Video