Offered as a service from the WebAIM website, Maine CITE provides the following “tip” on how to make your website more accessible to all people.
Combining linked images and adjacent text
A linked image and adjacent descriptive text is very common on the web, such as for product images and product title text, or for employee photos and names. Most often the image and the text are within separate links, and the image very often does not have alternative text – and if it did, it would typically be redundant to the adjacent text. The most accessible solution is generally to combine the image and the text into one link (only one link per item rather than two), and if the text conveys the content of the image, the image should be given alt=””.
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