Do your images have descriptive alt text?
Why it’s important: Carmen’s page didn’t load all the way and didn’t get to download the images.
Amanda is blind and uses a braille reader to understand the contents of images.
John is looking for information with a search engine and needs help being directed to the right content (descriptive alt tags will improve search).
Steps to take
- Include meaningful information describing each image in the alt text.
- Use null (empty) alt text when text describing the image is already on the page (
- Don’t start the alt text with Image of or Photo of – the screen reader already announces that images are images.
- If the image is decorative and you don’t want the screen reader to announce it at all, use null (empty) alt text (