An Eagle Eye for Stupid Details
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 9:08 am
For those who don't know HTML, every picture can have an "ALT" attribute that describes the contents of the image to sight impaired people using a screen reader. Since screen readers are linear, any blind user would be forced to listen to a really long description for a logo that sighted people would quickly glance past.
And then there's this confirmation email I received today from the US Postal Service.
See the box above? The full ALT text reads: "USPS.com home. The profile of an eagle's head adjoining the words United States Postal Service are the two elements that are combined to form the corporate signature"
And here's what that ALT text is describing:
And sighted people might realize that this logo doesn't even have the words "United States Postal Service"