ALT TEXT for images is important information for people with disabilities who use screen readers and similar assistive technology when accessing web pages. [ Only local images are allowed.]
When a user uploads or submits an image to be displayed in a blog post, article page, event etc, the user is not able to provide ALT TEXT.

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Status:Active» Postponed

Thanks for noting this. We're using the media selector which doesn't as yet support this, see #1553094: Alt and Title support for Images

Once that's applied, we'll ensure our content types allow the ALT TEXT option.

Status:Postponed» Closed (duplicate)

#1553094: Alt and Title support for Images is now fixed, so it's possible to add alt text when editing media files. Work remains on #1307054: Media browser missing image alt and title fields, so marking this a duplicate of that issue.