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Re: ALT Text - CMS Problem


From: Jared Smith
Date: Apr 15, 2011 11:33AM

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 9:20 AM, David Ashleydale wrote:
> than having to hear "red ball" for an image of a circle.

I'd hardly call that "seriously wrong ALT text." What if it were
alt="image" instead? Or alt="b47_257.jpg"?

These certainly would be worse than no alternative text at all. And
they are precisely the types of alt text that often occur when users
are forced to provide alternative text for all images without an
understanding of what good alternative text is.