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Re: Null alt tags for decorative images - Technique H67

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 02:20:51 +0000
Message-ID: <4EB34C03.3090601@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On 03/11/2011 22:53, David Woolley wrote:
> Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
>> 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.
> Often these are a very important part for the designer because they can
> link the product with concepts in a way that would be considered
> unethical in actual text or alt text.

We may be straying now from the topic of accessibility to that of 
advertising standards...

Patrick H. Lauke
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