Today I learned
How to write great alt text
Writing good alt text is hard. I get it. But not having any alt text is the worst you can do. It's still one of the most common accessibility issues on the web.
In this blog post ↗ Jake Archibald explains how to write great alt text.
The key take aways for great alt text are:
- the context matters
- describing the emotion is important
- not to be afraid of trying
Check out the blog post of Jake, to get better at writing alt texts. I especially liked one sentence of him at the end:
"[...] if you're trying to do the right thing, you're almost certainly improving the experience for real people."
I think that sums it up perfectly. Now go, write your alt texts!
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