Meaningful Alt Text for Pictures and Portraits

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Happy picture and pencil work together to make great alt text

Back in the days when our computers screeched as they connected to the internet, we needed alternative (“alt”) text to stand in when images wouldn’t load. Nowadays, that’s not a problem, but alt text shouldn’t go the way of the dial-up modem!

People who access the internet with a screen reader like JAWS or NVDA need meaningful alt text to be able to understand the important visual elements on a website, app, or even a tweet.

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