Include emotion in alt text for improved understanding

Bookmarked Writing great alt text: Emotion matters by Jake Archibald (

The relevant parts of an image aren’t limited to the cold hard facts. Images can make you feel a particular way, and that’s something that should be made available to a screen reader user.

A good reminder to not get hung up on the details but focus on the meaning.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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