Alt text and accessibility

26 07 2010

One of the first tenets of web accessibility is that you should always provide alternative context for images and other non-textual elements of a webpage. This has tended to provoke an automatic reaction by designers, lazily tagging a basic image description inside ALT tags to fulfil their acessibility requirements at the most basic level.

As this article from WebAIM shows, the tagging of images requires a more thoughtful approach in order to make your website fully accessible.




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