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Re: no alt-text: lesser of two evils?


From: glen walker
Date: Jul 26, 2018 2:20PM

Correct, which is why I asked whether the images can be decorative or not.
If they can never be decorative, then a value for alt should always be
provided, even if it's "image description not available", because that
would indicate that the content provider missed something and can hopefully
be corrected.

If the image *can* be decorative, as in your example 2 link, then an empty
alt is fine.

We don't really have enough information about the situation to make a
definitive suggestion on whether to always have (non-empty) alt text or if
empty alt text is acceptable.

On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 1:44 PM, Jeremy Echols < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Are the images' descriptions contained in the surrounding context? You
> don't have to have a value in the alt attribute to satisfy the need for
> alternative text. See example two under the webaim alt text page's context
> discussion: https://webaim.org/techniques/alttext/#context