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Re: Alternate text for images having caption adjacent


From: Jared Smith
Date: May 27, 2014 1:33PM

On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 1:09 PM, Jonathan Avila wrote:

> Alt text may often be different from a caption.

Indeed. And in this case, the image would need an alt attribute value
in addition to the caption.

> For example, a caption might be "Washington crossing the Delaware", but the
> alt text for the picture would in most situations need to describe more
> than that to be a replacement of the image for someone who could not see
> it.

Yep, but if the full alternative *is* in context, adding
alt="Painting. The description is in the text below." is silly and
doesn't resemble alternative text at all, but it is what the WCAG
definition and techniques suggest is necessary for conformance.