Colin Cochrane

Colin Cochrane is a Software Developer based in Victoria, BC specializing in C#, PowerShell, Web Development and DevOps.

The Worlds Most Appropriate Image Alt Attribute

As all good web developers know, accessibility is a very important consideration with an ever increasing proportion of the population that is old and decrepit. One of the more important accessibility features is the image alt attribute that is used to describe an image for visually impaired users. It's always nice to find a site that has accessbility in mind by providing good descriptions of an image within the alt attribute text.

 This particular example has got to be the best I have ever come across, and is an inspired choice of descriptive text that makes it clear to the elderly user what shenanigans are going on within the picture.

 

You didn't think I could top that did you?


This interesting commentary on modern family life within the UK can be found here, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=514809&in_page_id=1879.

 Note, unfortunately the alt text has been changed since this screenshot was taken. The good SEO strategy of a related high value keyword in the picture filename remains, however.

Comments (4) -

  • Samsara

    2/21/2008 9:09:05 PM | Reply

    Pictures of incest...Now that's something the visually impaired do not see every day. I wonder why they changed the ALT text? Was the <b>1st</b> editor a fundamental christian? ;p

  • hugh

    12/24/2008 8:15:49 PM | Reply

    it has now been changed.

  • Ryan Jackson

    12/28/2008 8:30:57 AM | Reply

    i'm systematically stuffing grapenuts cereal into the head of my erect penis. i'm going to attempt to jack off, have my load mix with the grapenuts, and shoot a granola bar out when i cum

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    1/6/2009 1:16:33 AM | Reply

    That's messed up. But then again, why hide the truth? You kinda have to feel bad for those people. I like to think I'd know my own sister, but they really don't look alike. Talk about an epic WTF awkward moment...

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