What is alt-text?

Let’s start with a confession. Alt-text is not alt-text. Alt-text is actually a contraction, a shorter version of ‘alternative text’ – and that provide a clue as to what alt-text actually is. Alt-text is a part of the code related to an image, and it serves as an alternative to the image if the image itself is unavailable. It looks something like this:

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