The latest blog post, "The Loop #2: Understanding Site Satisfaction, Summer 2019", contains a graph showing percentages of responses to the site satisfaction survey:

transcription below

Coded responses to "What do you find most frustrating or unappealing about using Stack Overflow?"

Unwelcoming community 10.6%
Design 9.8%
Artifact quality 9.7%
Barrier to participation 8.3%
Discovery 8.0%
Overmoderation 7.1%
Voting 5.1%
Question quality 4.2%
Timely answers 3.5%
Other 3.2%
Comments 2.2%
Onboarding 2.1%
Social friction 1.8%
Subjective content 0.8%
Mobile app/site 0.6%
Welcoming backlash 0.5%
Job quality 0.4%
Review queues 0.3%

However, if one cannot see images - such as someone using a screen reader, or has images disabled - the information contained on the chart is inaccessible.

When someone has images disabled, all that shows up is a blank space where the image is placed in the blog post:

screenshot of blog post, showing white blank spot in space of image

...showing that there is no alt text for this image.

However, in the meta post Can we have the dataset for the loop #2?, for example, (and, uh, in this post above,) the image is included along with a textual transcription:

screenshot showing "transcription below" where the image did not show, and a text transcription of the graph underneath

Could you please include text descriptions and alt text of images in official communications and blog posts?

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    Just wanted to add a Thank You for asking this. Commented Jan 23, 2020 at 17:05
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    No promises cause I haven't heard back yet, but I did pass this along internally.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Jan 24, 2020 at 18:40

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Thanks for the report!

We added the contents of the chart into the alt text on the image. Please let me know if there's anything else we can update to make the post more accessible.


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