Adding Alt Text to an Image in an email signature in Gmail


When adding images to an email we need to make sure to add alternative text to make sure our emails are accessible. Adding alt text to an image in a signature cannot be done within the settings in Gmail. Follow these steps to add alt text to a signature image.

Adding alt text to an email signature in Gmail

  • Log into your email and open Google Drive.
  • Open a new document in Google Docs. 
  • Insert the image you want to use in your Gmail signature into the document. 
  • Right click on the image, select Alt Text, and enter the alternative text you want to associate with your image. Pick something that is descriptive of the image. 
  • Copy the image from the document and paste it into the signature box in Gmail Settings. Re size  the image as appropriate.



If you would like assistance, please feel free to contact the Binghamton University ITS Help Desk at 607-777-6420 or Submit a Request, and we'll be happy to help.

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