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No alt text attribute on images

The Zombie: No alt text attribute on images

Always a Zombie? Yes

Severity: medium – has accessibility and SEO implications

Why is it a zombie: Search Engines and Screen Reader Users won’t be able to access/understand the content.

Cure the Zombie by: Adding a blank alt attribute to decorative images and a short, clear description to all other images. No need to include “Image of”/“Picture of” etc, just describe what’s important or significant about the image.