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Re: Using Alt Text on the Link Element

From: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:48:30 +0100
Message-ID: <53186E9E.4090904@ramoncorominas.com>
To: davebest@cogeco.ca
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hello, David

In addition to others' comments...

[David] In this case the <a> link is simply a larger screen
shot image, and not of any value to the screen reader user.

Screen reader user != blind user

Screen readers are used also by dyslexic people, or they can be used by 
people with low vision, or maybe other situations. In any case, blind 
users also use images, for example for sharing them, for passing them 
toa sighted person, to illustrate reports... Obviously, if they know 
what is in the image.

So please never put an alt="" to an image that conveys information or 
that could be reused in some way by sighted users.

Received on Thursday, 6 March 2014 12:49:14 UTC

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