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Alternate text for images having caption adjacent


From: Rakesh P
Date: May 27, 2014 12:01PM

Dear list members,

Greetings for the day.

Many of you might have known that I write articles on various
accessibility topics, happenings and technologies at
www.maxability.co.in. Recently I have published an article on "Writing
appropriate alternate text for images" at
Interestingly I got a comment that says
If alt="" is set to image having a caption describing the image
adjacent to it , how does the screen reader user know that an image is
available in the page. When alt="" is used screen reader completely
ignores the image and the user will not even know the presence of
Any thoughts on this will help me in correcting the article and
provide the best possible information to the readers.
Feel free to comment as reply to this email or to understand the
context have a look and comment at blog directly

Thanks in advance.