For purely decorative graphics use empty alt text

You don't have to describe every piece of decoration on the page. In fact, hearing "decorative bullet" over and over greatly annoyed the blind web users that Mary Theofanos and I worked with. All they wanted to hear was the words after the bullet.

But if you want your site to do well on an automated test for accessibility, you must put alt text on every graphic. The solution is to use an empty alt attribute when the graphic has no content to describe: alt="".

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