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Provide meaningful text alternatives for images in PDF documents

Make sure informative images in PDF documents are assigned meaningful text alternatives

Regardless of the format in which information is presented, images that are part of a link, or simply convey information that is relevant to understanding the content have to be reliably interpreted by assistive technologies in order to be conveyed back to users. Images in PDF documents are called “figures”. Though the format and technology vary, the technique to make images accessible in PDF document is similar. While informative images in HTML can be turned into text thanks to meaningful alt [...]

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