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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!

Greetings Marco

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