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When someone attaches a picture to their post, the SE system automatically attaches a tooltip Enter image description here, inviting the poster to give some alt-text for the image.

These tips are easy to overlook and the description is often not entered.

However, alt-text is used by browsers for the sight-impaired. The text is presented or spoken to the reader.

Several of our posts are being provided with alt-text, so thanks to those posters who are doing it, but there are a few without.
As I've said above, it is easy to overlook and no blame can be assigned.

Can I suggest we try to assist as many visitors to the site as possible by adding image descriptions. Just a word or two is all that is required.

Also, feel free to edit existing posts to add descriptions. I've done a couple but there are more to do.
Find them with search such as:
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site%3Aretrocomputing.stackexchange.com+%22enter+image+description+here%22

While we are a young site we can set an example to the rest of SE.
The issue is neither new nor unique to us - see for example ELU

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    I agree with you, but your search returns user profiles, such as this one. I have no clue where the image is, but it's probably not worth changing anyway. – Laurel Jun 10 '16 at 20:23
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    @Laurel. Interesting find, yes you can't change a profile. The search needs a tweak. – Chenmunka Jun 11 '16 at 6:22
  • @Chenmunka See this search. – wizzwizz4 Aug 23 '17 at 9:32

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