In HTML, text placed inside the image source tag. If a graphic image does not appear on a browser screen, the alternative text appears in place of the graphic image. The same text appears when end users view a web page with a text-only browser. Also known as alt text.
This is the text placed inside image tags in HTML to describe images. This text replaces the image in text-only browsers. In some browsers (Internet Explorer) this text is displayed when the mouse rolls over an image. Alt text is also useful for Search Engine ranking, although the impact is minimal.
or alt text. This is provided to enable screen readers to read a description of an image normally inaccessible. An alt attribute allows descriptive text to be attached to certain objects on a web page written in HTML, not only providing visual clues as to the purpose of the objects, but also providing a description that can be read out by a screen reader to the visually impaired user. The accessibility wizard will guide the designer to place alternative text into images.
Descriptive message that identifies a picture in a Web page.
Text that is provided within an image tag that will display in the browser window if the image is not visible. It is specified using the ALT attribute within the IMG tag.
Text that's visible in place of images, if the browser can't display the images. See Part IV.
Descriptive text included in IMG tags that appears when the mouse is held over the image. The text should provide a concise alternative description of the image or image map that will make sense when heard through a screen reader. Include ALT text in your code like this: img src="robot-image.gif" alt="Old NetMechanic Robot Logo!"
Instructions included in the HTML tags for graphics that describe what the graphic is. When alternative (alt) text is included, a yellow text box with the description will appear when a user holds their mouse over a graphic. Including alternative text is a very important part of making your Web site accessible to people with disabilities because it enables people to "see" the graphics through alternative means. The HTML code for our asterisks, for example, looks like this: img src="asterisk.html" alt="Asterisk: accessibility"
Alternative text is the text that appears in a text box when you mouse over an image. Sight impaired users have "blind readers" read alt tags to them. By remembering to include alt text for each image you'll improve our site accessibility. Using key words in your alt tag will also help improve search results.
The text placed within the image source tag. If a graphic image does not display, then the text appears in its place. The same text is used by text only and aural browsers. Also known as alt text.