ALT Text and Text Alternatives

Use empty ALT text for decorative, spacer or other meaningless images


For images that do not convey content, use an empty ALT attribute and omit the TITLE attribute. This construct alerts assistive technology that the image can be safely ignored.

Decorative Images

For decorative images (images that provide no meaningful information or functionality), use empty ALT text

Example: Decorative Separator

Decorative separator demo image

<img src="stars.png" alt="" />

Spacer or Layout images

If you still use spacer images, stop immediately and embrace CSS. If you can't do that, use empty ALT text with spacer images.

Example: Spacer Image

Spacer Image demo

<img src="spacer.gif" alt="" />