Appropriate Use of Alternative Text

24th Aug 2006

Adding alternative text for images is the first principle of web accessibility. It is also one of the most difficult to properly implement

Excellent quality overview of how to use Alt text, including areas like:

  • Considering the context of your image
  • Does the image provide decorative, functional or addtional information
  • Form image buttons
  • Image maps
  • Image slices

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