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 List of awards and nominations received by Maya Angelou cached on None.
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African American woman in her fifties, wearing a dark coat, standing at a podium reading to a crowd gathered behind her.
An elderly African-American woman, seated, smiling broadly, and dressed in black, being given an award by an African-American man in his fifties, wearing a blue tie and leaning over from behind her.