Rule IMGINFO-4
The alt attribute content should not include information that is redundant with the img element.

Description

Best Practice Type: Pass/Warning

The alt attribute content should not include information that is redundant with the img element.

Notes

  • For English the following words should not appear anywhere in the alt attribute content: “image”, “picture”, “graphic”, “photo” and “photograph”.

Markup

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Associated Accessibility Guidelines and Standards

Guideline or
Standard
Requirement Priority Test
Type
IITAA 4.1 Provide appropriate "alternate text" for all images. Required Violation
Section 508 1194.22 (a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). Required Violation
WCAG 1.0 1.1 Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). This includes: images, graphical representations of text (including symbols), image map regions, animations (e.g., animated GIFs), applets and programmatic objects, ascii art, frames, scripts, images used as list bullets, spacers, graphical buttons, sounds (played with or without user interaction), stand-alone audio files, audio tracks of video, and video. Required Violation
WCAG 2.0 1.1.1 Non-text Content Required Violation

Examples

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Testsuite Tests

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