Is there a way to allow people to search and filter alt text in a confluence page?

I have created an illustration library and it is growing. I can specify what the illustration is through alt text, but I would like to allow people to quickly find what they need.


Type in Finance, and the illustrations including the finance alt tag show up.


Is this possible?


Screen Shot 2017-12-14 at 11.27.00 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-12-14 at 11.27.22 AM.png

2 answers

Hi Anna,

You can achieve that by creating a custom CQL function using ScriptRunner for Confluence:

Let me know if you need assistance with that.



0 vote
Ann Worley Atlassian Team Dec 19, 2017

It is not possible at this time to search alt text in Confluence. I think this is an oversight when I consider the accessibility issue. I added the ability to search alt text to this suggestion ticket;

Improve usability of Confluence for the visually impaired

To emphasize your use case, please comment or vote on the ticket. That will also add you to notifications so you will get an email when there is progress on the suggestion.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Posted Tuesday in Confluence

We want to see the templates you've created in Confluence!

Hi Community, Jessica here from the Confluence Product Marketing team!  July’s community challenge is all about sharing pictures  — and as an extension of our first post on what ...

389 views 17 9
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you