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Re: Question about image in the alt attribute

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From: Thomas McKeithan II
Date: Jul 30, 2014 12:18PM


If the images are for decretative purposes, I'd not include them in the tab order, but if they are related to content, you should have an alt tag.

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Subject: [WebAIM] Question about image in the alt attribute

Subject: Question about image in the alt attribute

Hi there,

I have a question about images in my web based training. I am creating a training on Sexual Misconduct in Schools. The pictures that are on each slide don't add to the content but exist to beautify the slide and take up some of the white space. For example: on a slide that gives the definition of Sexual Misconduct, I might have a picture of two students posing outside of a school building. I have the option to make these images invisible to screen readers. What is preferred when images do not directly support the content and in the case of online training, do not add instructional value?

Should I take the images or make them invisible to screen readers?

Thanks so much for your help!

Erica Ellis
E-learning Instructional Designer
United Educators | Prevention and Protection for Education
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