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Discussion on: Why you should never ignore the alt attribute

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Mateus Amorim

It is also interesting to mention that this could be valid to assertive tecnologies:

<div role="img" aria-label="Something you would place in an alt attribute that describes the entire image">
   <img src="./assets/img1.jpg" />
   <img src="./assets/img2.jpg" />

Assertive technologies will treat it as a black box and use the aria-label instead.

btw, it seems like the "resolutions" image alt was not included in the post text, just the image element.

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Ah! Thanks for pointing that out to me! I'd added it to the actual alt attribute, but not included it in the copy beneath.

And thanks for your comment on aria-label's! There are now so many ways of making your site accessible - for this post I wanted to touch on the absolute bare minimum.