Alternate text that will never be read
I created a Span, with Alt text for a large block of text containing phone #s and locations. I ran an Accessibility Full check. Got 7 "Alternate text that will never be read." All refer to a space after a word, e.g., "Pediatrics" in "Family/Internal Medicine, O.B.G.Y.N., Pediatrics 408-848-4095.". The space is in a Span without Alt text. That Span is within my Span with Alt text . ROL reads my Alt text perfectly.
As there is no Alt text attached to these error Spans (which are within the "Alt text Span") is this a major problem?
Acrobat X:Associating Page Content with Alternate Text
Alternate text should always be an alternate representation for content on the page. If an element has alternate text but does not contain any page content, there is no way to determine which page it is on. If the Screen Reader Option in the Reading preferences is not set to read the entire document, the alternate text will never be read by screen readers. Find the associated page content and add it to the element with the alternate text. See the hint for Adding Alternate Text.