Alternative text (alt text) is meant for readers who cannot see an image, such as blind readers and readers who use a text or mobile browser. It should summarize an image's purpose, and should not duplicate its caption. Every image should have alt text, except for purely decorative images, which should instead have "
The following table shows images and captions on the left, and alt text and captions on the right: the right column is what a visually impaired reader will hear. This table was computed from the copy of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events cached on None.
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The character Count Olaf, played by Jim Carrey, sports an idyllic top hat and black-striped overcoat, seen from his thighs and up. Behind him shows a bleak cornfield on the left and a gas station on the right. The station has a red-and-white striped awning and looks worn. Olaf faces to the driver's side window of the car, and he positions his right hand as if he's pointing at something above him, while concentrating his eyes on the window and holding car keys in his left hand.