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About ALt TIP OF THE DAY

From: Garry Welsh <Garry.Welsh@LonsData.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 17:07:52 -0600
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You have a tip of the day about using the ALT attribute.
http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/altAttribute

My question is this: how does the text produced by ALT provide anymore information to a BLIND person than an image does. I think all of your other points are good and valid.

"some of your visitors cannot see images, be they blind, color-blind, low-sighted; the alt attribute is of great help for those people that can rely on it to have a good idea of what's on your page" 

Its good to put my pages through your validation check. I hope this will provide more reliable results to my customers. Do you have any statistics on the real benefits of being compliant?

Which is the most useful HTML standard level to check against? 
I am using 4.01 transitional. www.BudgetFinesse.com

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