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Accessibility Checkpoint Image accessible name uses placeholder


alt text should not contain placeholders like 'picture' or 'spacer'.


For purely decorative images and spacers use alt='', for images of text use the text, and for other images use a description of the image.

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 (2000) checkpoints (a) through (k) are equivalent to WCAG 1.0 level A checkpoints. Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level AA checkpoints.

Impact on Users

Change history

This page describes a web site issue detected by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccHtmlImgAltPlaceholder