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 Russian battleship Sevastopol (1895) cached on None.
|Image and thumbnail||Text description|
A black and white picture of a ship at anchor with uniformed men to the ship's left side.
A black and white picture of a large ship with a small, lifeboat-sized ship in front of it.
A black and white shot of three large ships near a hill-like background, with several small skiffs in the foreground.
A black and white shot of several ships lying submerged underwater in various states of capsizing, a white building is shown in the right corner of the foreground.