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Re: ALT Text - CMS Problem


From: Michael.Moore@dars.state.tx.us
Date: Apr 15, 2011 12:30PM

I see your second example all the time. MS word drops in the file name as default alt text. Arrgh!

Mike Moore

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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.