Element

applet

Error Type

Potential

Guidelines

  • BITV 1.0 (Level 2)
    Guideline GroupLevel 1
    Guideline Subgroup1.1 Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element.
  • Section 508
    Guideline GroupM - applets etc. must comply
  • Stanca Act
    Guideline GroupRequirement 15: Script/Object Alternatives
  • WCAG 1.0 (Level A)
    Guideline GroupPriority 1
    Guideline Subgroup1.1 Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element.
  • WCAG 1.0 (Level AA)
    Guideline GroupPriority 1
    Guideline Subgroup1.1 Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element.
  • WCAG 1.0 (Level AAA)
    Guideline GroupPriority 1
    Guideline Subgroup1.1 Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element.
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level A)
    Guideline Group1.1 Text Altrernatives: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 1.1.1 Non-text Content (A)
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AA)
    Guideline Group1.1 Text Alternatives: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 1.1.1 Non-text Content (A)
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AAA)
    Guideline Group1.1 Text Alternatives: Provide text alternatives for all non-text content
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 1.1.1 Non-text Content (A)

Requirement

applet contains a text equivalent in the alt attribute of the applet.

Error

applet may not contain a text equivalent in the alt attribute.

Short Description

Use the alt attribute to label an applet.

How To Determine

Question Is the alt attribute value a text equivalent for the applet?
PASS applet's Alt text is equivalent to the applet.
FAIL applet's Alt text is not equivalent to the applet.

Steps To Check

Procedure

1. View the alt attribute value for the applet.

Expected Result

1. applet contains a text equivalent in the alt attribute of the applet.

Failed Result

1. Modify the alt attribute value so it is equivalent to the applet.

Examples

Pass Examples

applet has alt text that is equivalent to the applet.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN""http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>OAC Testfile - Check #23 - Negative</title>
</head>
<body>
<applet alt="this is valid alt text for the applet"/>
</body>
</html>

Fail Examples

Contains an applet element with empty Alt text.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN""http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>OAC Testfile - Check #23 - Positive</title>
</head>
<body>
<applet alt=""/>
</body>
</html>

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