Always an interesting subject, and I’m sure there’s some useful knowledge inside…
I must add a grain of salt to any writing on Web Design where every <img> tag has alt=""
What’s wrong with that? According to MDN, the alt attribute should only be omitted when “no textual equivalent is available”. Personally, I feel like that’s bad practice as 4.4 million Americans use a screen-reader. What where some of the problematic images?
All of the images had empty alt tags.
This means that screen-reader users essentially are told “this image is not important to the narrative” for every image.
Author could provide text descriptions of the images for no-image users.
That’s true. The body text also provided a fine description of the concept. I can imagine an image description being seen as redundant.