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Web Accessibility And Images

Oft used to represent accessibility, if I hadn’t just told you that what would you assume the above picture actually means? This is false simplicity, where “designers’ blindly assume everyone knows what an icon means.

A common issue on websites that should be a relic of the past is how improper coding of images hinders accessibility. On-screen readers (software that reads the page aloud), braille readers, alternative navigation, and so forth the placement of presentational images in the HTML and lack of proper code for the content images results in a poor user experience.

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