Proper ALT text for decorative images


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Proper ALT text for decorative images

>> In the last movie we talked about how important it is to use alt text that conveys the purpose of information than an image is providing. But there are some times when it can actually harm accessibility to add alt text to our images. Note that the section 508 with WCAG guidelines just require a text equivalent, that text equivalent doesn't have to be inside the image itself. The point is to make sure that screen reader users get all of the information sighted users do. So if the information the image conveys is also conveyed in the test else where on the page you met the requirement.

If you were to repeat the equivalent in an alt attribute the screen reader user would have to hear it twice which is unnecessary and would probably be very frustrating. Let's look at an example. If you are following along with the exercise files open residents.html in Dreamweaver, it is located in the 0602 folder of the chapter six exercise files. Scroll down the page to see the entire image, underne...

Proper ALT text for decorative images
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