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Re: Title attribute on images?


From: Colleen Gratzer
Date: Feb 9, 2020 7:10AM

Thanks, Birkir!

On 2/8/20 5:39 PM, Birkir R. Gunnarsson wrote:
> What they might mean is that if the image has a title text that is
> different from its alt text, you need to include both.
> The alt text describes the image, the title text could provide context
> for the image.
> e.g.
> <img src="something.jpg" alt="painting of a downtrotten donkey"
> title="overworked animals in Angola by Raymond Blah">
> When the two are the same, only use either the alt or title attribute
> (both are valid ways to expose a text alternative, though alt is
> better).
> The above example is bad accessibility regardless, the text would not
> be accessible to keyboard only users. We have <figure>/<figcaption>
> for that.
> So, I agree with Patrick, this is rubbish, but this is maybe what they mean.
> On 2/8/20, Colleen Gratzer < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Thank you, Patrick.
>> Amazingly enough, I Googled that paragraph and found several other sites
>> saying the same thing verbatim, just parroting something they saw
>> elsewhere without researching it. :/
>> Colleen Gratzer
>> Certified Branding Expert + Accessibility Specialist, Gratzer Graphics LLC
>> https://gratzergraphics.com
>> Design Mentor and Host of the Design Domination podcast
>> http://creative-boost.com
>> On 2/8/20 3:13 PM, Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
>>> On 08/02/2020 20:12, Colleen Gratzer wrote:
>>>> I just came across a site (and then others I found searching for that
>>>> same text verbatim) that says:
>>>> "According to W3C Accessibility Guidelines, for code to be considered
>>>> W3C-valid, it is important to include both image alt text and image
>>>> title text in the image for important images on the page."
>>>> I have never heard this and cannot find anything supporting it. Which
>>>> is correct?
>>> It's rubbish.
>>> P
>> >> >> >> >>