10 Ways to Improve Your Site's Accessibility

Combine adjacent image and text links for the same resource

Sometimes adjacent elements that link to the same resource are rendered in separate links. Visually they appear to be the same link, but they are experienced by many people as two identical links and this can be confusing. When adjacent elements link to the same resource, both elements should be contained in a single link.

The image (if any)should include empty ALT text. If ALT text is used, assistive technology may speak phrases twice--an effect called "stutter"--and the user may become disoriented. If separate links are employed, but ALT text is omitted, then a user will encounter a link with no content.UU