Questions tagged [alt-text]

Text alternative for images and other non-text content that conveys the same message or meaning as the image. Text alternatives can be rendered as synthetic speech or Braille by a screen reader.

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Block “enter image description here” [duplicate]

Soooo many people don't bother following the simple instructions filled in automatically for alt text (old stats). Posts are rife with "enter image description here" which leaves content inaccessible ...
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Stack Exchange isn't well-readable if images are disabled in browser

I've globally disabled images/Flash/videos in my browser (due to low-speed internet in my village), and there are missing many things on SE. Neither vote buttons are shown: Nor main top-bar ...
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Logos in Migration list should have empty 'alt' values (instead of “icon for <domain>”)

When voting to move a question with "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network", a list of sites is shown, where each entry consists of the site logo and the site name/link (...
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Make alt-text the tooltip for images in preview mode

This is similar to Also use alt tag as title on images, which asked to make the alt-text serve as the title. However, the OP in that question could not think of a good use case. I can think of a very ...
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Wrong image alt text on Winter Bash 2015

I had just a network issue while loading the main page on my mobile and I was greeted with a Winter Bash 2013 text. I had to double check the url, it seems that the alt text is broken.
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Image description not searchable or included in summary

I have a question on Skeptics.SE that prominently features an image. To improve accessibility and searchability I included the text from the image as the image description. This description is ...
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Could image description be input in the Add Image dialog box while uploading images?

When uploading an image, could there be a field to input the caption inside the dialog box? This could work so that as the user waits for the file to upload, he could be typing the caption. Then ...
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Quotes in image alt break HTML [closed]

While creating a question, I used quotes in an images alt text. It rendered correctly. To be sure that nothing was wrong, I opened up Chrome's Inspector on the rendered output. Sure enough, the quotes ...
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Images use title text, not alt text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Also use alt tag as title on images Alt text does not produce tooltips on Chrome (and maybe other standard compliant browsers). The alt attribute specifies alternate text ...
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Markdown image alt-text is not escaped, resulting in the image not being displayed

I was editing here. Problem #1: the curious behavior of images with angle brackets in the alt-text Post content: ![figure demonstrate the use of ->][1] [1]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/sUIH0.gif ...
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Can we get rid of the default text “enter image description here”?

When I just viewed this answer, I got two lines with "enter image description here" for almost 10 seconds. Then, it seems, imgur decided to provide the actual images. This happens from time to time, ...
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Make editor toolbar more distinct when images are turned off

If I turn off automatic image loading in my browser, which happens to be Firefox if that's relevant, the editor toolbar buttons become invisible and the toolbar itself quite indistinct. Here's an ...
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Use the image URL as default alt text?

Since today the image uploader inserts an image using: ![enter image description here][http://i.stack.imgur.com/blah] I'm sure that the previous default value, alt text, made no sense and almost ...
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Encourage people to use alt text

People should be encouraged to use alt text when they upload images to questions or answers. Even experienced users with 110K rep have forgotten to do so at least one times. A tooltip would be ...
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Can the ALT text for the checkmark be more specific?

When I go to a SE site on my phone (using Opera Mini 4.2), I can accept an answer by clicking the text "accept". However, after accepting, it still says "accept". Since the switch over to using ...
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Ad image alt-text should show company or product name

I've noticed several ads recently that don't clearly offer any information about the product, service, or company they're advertising. Occasionally the ads are eye-catching and I'd like to know what ...
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Also use alt tag as title on images

When linking to an image using the Markdown Syntax ![alt text][1] The alt text gets added as the "alt" attribute on the img tag, which is correct. It would be nice if it could also be added as the "...
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Stack Overflow logo alt text incorrect?

I just noticed that the Stack Overflow logo image alt text is "logo homepage". The W3C WCAG 1.0 guidlines state that every non text element should contain a text equivalent. This isn't very specific ...