Five kinds of ‘alt’ text

What’s less commonly known is that there are five different classes of image used on web pages and each of those images requires a different approach to writing the ‘alt’ attribute. The five different classes are: Eye candy. Clip art and stock images. Images that express a concept. Functional images. Graphs, complex diagrams and screenshots.Continue reading “Five kinds of ‘alt’ text”

Describing Images for Improved Web Accessibility | Mediacurrent

One of the most basic techniques of web accessibility is adding alternative texts to images. It is possibly the single biggest thing you can do to make your site more accessible. In fact, it is the very first item listed in the WCAG 2.0 guidelines: WCAG 2.0 Guideline 1.1.1 – “All non-text content that isContinue reading “Describing Images for Improved Web Accessibility | Mediacurrent”