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Fully describe the purpose and content of complex images

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Make sure complex images are complete with alt attribute values and long descriptions

Complex graphics are images packed with so much information that attempting to describe them through a regular ALT attribute value can only result in barely scratching the surface. Images like graphs, diagrams, infographics, charts and the like often display so much information that in order to describe them properly, some form of structure is required – a structure that is just not achievable using a simple ALT attribute value. Whenever an image carries so much information that the [...]

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