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Re: alt vs no alt on picture links

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From: Karl Brown
Date: Mar 1, 2017 4:25AM


+1 for Brian's comment. alt="" will meet WCAG 1.1.1 by giving screen
readers a way to ignore the image, and if someone queries it, the purpose
of the images are met by the text in the same link.

On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 8:10 PM, Lovely, Brian (CONT) <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Yep, there's already (actually useful) text in the anchor that will read
> out: "Economic Development" for instance. The images are purely decorative,
> so alt attribute set to an empty value is the way to go.
>
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> I'd go with that, based on WCAG technique H2 (
> https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H2.html) and because in this case, the
> images don't provide any real content.
>
> $0.02
>
> Todd
>
> T.M. Weissenberger
> IT Accessibility Coordinator
> Information Security and Policy Office
> University of Iowa
> 2800 University Capitol Centre
> Iowa City, IA 52242
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> Subject: [WebAIM] alt vs no alt on picture links
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>
> This page<http://www.sbctc.edu/for-employers/default.aspx>; is a landing
> page. In its main content area it contains a paragraph of introductory
> text then three pictures with links to new pages. The three picture-links
> are "Economic Development", "Employer Grants and Loans" and "Centers of
> Excellence". The picture and the text are in separate divs and these are
> wrapped in the anchor tag so that both the picture and the text becomes
> clickable.
>
> When I listed with NVDA the alt text for the three pictures sounds
> cumbersome . Since the picture is just basically "eye candy" for the
> navigational link, I'm inclined to provide a null alt attribute.
>
> I would appreciate your opinion.
>
>
>
> Angela French
> Internet/Intranet Specialist
> Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
> 360-704-4316
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