Thanks Ben, I agree completely! ... I was just verifying that I had the magic syntax right for triggering the screen readers to ignore them. RonL. (Beginning to see the light ... now it's time to herd up the others!) -----Original Message----- From: Ben Henick [mailto:persist1 at io.com] Always, always, ALWAYS assign a null string to the alt attr's for these graphics. If they have no value in a no-graphics environment, they should be handled if at all possible like they don't exist. > Is [alt=""] the best answer? Yes.