WebAIM: Alt text and linked images

Alt text and linked images

Alternative text for images is rule number one of web accessibility. While the lack of appropriate alternative text is perhaps the biggest barrier to accessibility for screen reader users, I have noticed a tremendous increase in the use of alternative text and thus, general web accessibility, in recent years. However, I am now noticing a very alarming trend of missing or inappropriate alternative text for images within links.

When an image has no alt attribute or if the alt attribute is empty or null (alt=””), [...]

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