Accessibility and alt Attributes
alt attribute is important for a number of reasons: it describes an image for screen readers used by those without sight or poor sight, it describes the image to bots, and it provides an indicator of what should have loaded if the image fails to load at all. But what about the case where the image doesn't have much value to be read, because it has accompanying positioned text offscreen?
Don't omit the the
alt attribute -- the screen read will read out the image's
src attribute. Gross. Instead include the
alt attribute with an empty value:
<img src="/path/to/image.png" alt="" />
src text is read and you're golden!
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