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Podcast #47: Alternative Text in Detail

Dennis and Ross discuss alternative text on the web, mostly the ALT attribute in detail. Also discuss alternative text for audio and Flash.

Download Web Axe Episode 47 (Alternative Text in Detail)




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ALT Attributes — Use Them, Damn It

Not really sure why so many web sites are missing ALT attributes on their images. In this podcast, Dennis explains a number of reasons why they must be used.

Download Web Axe Episode 18 (ALT attributes)

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ALT, Long Description, D-Link

Good and bad examples of the ALT parameter. Long descriptions and D-links: what are they and how do you code one?

Download Web Axe Episode 5

W3C on text equivalents

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