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  1. screenshot of Accessible SVG Icons with Inline Sprites

    Marco Hengstenberg avatar Marco Hengstenberg

    Accessible SVG Icons with Inline Sprites

    Standing on their own, icons can be misinterpreted […]. The most important issue though: they lack text. Text is the most accessible format for information on the web. Screen readers understand text best and the same applies to most assistive technology, such as translation apps and Braille displays. So, if we have anything on our web page that’s not text — like icons — we must add text that gives our users the same information. Otherwise we could exclude people from understanding our interfaces.

  2. screenshot of Text descriptions and emotion rich images

    Léonie Watson avatar Léonie Watson

    Text descriptions and emotion rich images

    A good alt text can conjure up wonderfully stimulating mental images. A friendly smile is the same in print, photo or wax crayon. Whether you listen to an image or see it, the emotional response is the key factor, so why should we recommend that these emotion rich images should be given a null alt text and hidden from screen reader users?