April’s Accessibility Focus is on alternative text or alt text.
The articles and videos below explain what alternative text is, when you need it, the proper way to use the
alt attribute, and the accessibility errors you could have.
Featured alternative text articles
This complete guide for beginners goes over what alternative text, the different types of images and which ones need alternative text, the right way to use the alt attritbute, and how to write great alternative text.
Writing alternative text seems straightforward – just add a description to an image. But, as we’ll notice in these examples, it’s more than that.
More alternative text articles
An introduction to alternative text with examples including advanced image scenarios.
An explanation of when a linked images need alternative text.
How to write alternative text including how to add it on different platforms and emoji considerations.
When icons need the alt attribute and how to alternative text to CSS icons.
An explanation of why AI generated alternative text isn’t the solution.
Alternative text videos
Learn what alternative text is, where it goes, the alt attribute, and why the alt attribute is important.
Learn about the three types of images when it comes to alternative text and when the alt attribute should be empty.
Learn four tips for writing great alternative text. tips.
Alternative text result documentation
These are the WAVE results associated with alternative text. WAVE is a free tool you can use to check a page for accessibility issues.
Learn more about the missing alternative text error and how to fix it.
Learn more about linked images with missing alternative text how to fix them.
Learn what an image button is and how to fix image buttons missing alternative text.
Learn what suspicious alternative text is and how to fix it.
Learn what redundant alternative text is, why the issue matters, and how to fix it.
Learn why this matters and how to fix it.
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