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Re: Null alt tags for decorative images - Technique H67

From: G F Mueden <gfmueden@verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:56:40 -0400
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <3977F895658D4A329A08AF07C0F340FB@LENOVO708B8F82>
This is one of five out of 24 emals that disabled my accessibility setting 
for choice of font    Can't read it or what I am typing
G F Mueden
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2011 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: Null alt tags for decorative images - Technique H67


| On 03/11/2011 17:19, Jonathan Avila wrote:
| > While many images are decorative I believe authors and should step back
| > and ask themselves why they included the image.  If the image conveys a
| > meaning like a smiling receptionist – that does convey something about
| > the company.
|
| Which I'd convey in the friendly, welcoming tone of voice of the body
| copy of the page, rather than with an alt="Smiling receptionist".
|
| > Another image of people of different ethnic backgrounds
| > may imply the company is diverse.  These may be important factors to
| > convey to people viewing the site and getting people to buy your 
products.
|
| Again, tone and description. There's also widespread use of generic
| stock photos (alt="Closeup of a firm handshake between two
| businesspeople in suits", alt="Young woman sprawled on the bed, looking
| intently at her laptop", etc) which I'd definitely say are visual fluff.
|
| But yes, it's very difficult to have a hard and fast, black or white
| answer. It's up to the individual context, intent, and so on.
|
| P
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