Element

object

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 GroupA - text equivalents
  • 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

All objects contain a text equivalent of the object.

Error

object may be missing a text equivalent.

Short Description

object element must contain a text equivalent for the object in case the object can't be rendered.

Rationale

Each object must have a text equivalent that will be displayed if the object is not.

How To Determine

Question Does the body of this object element contain a text equivalent for the object?
PASS object contains a text equivalent of the object.
FAIL object does not contain a text equivalent of the object.

Steps To Check

Procedure

1. Check each object element and view its content.

Expected Result

1. All objects contain a text equivalent of the object.

Failed Result

1. Add a text equivalent for the object.
2. The text equivalent may be text, a link to a text equivalent or an image with valid Alt text.

Examples

Pass Examples

Contains text equivalent.
<!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 #80 - Positive</title>
</head>
<body>
<object classid="http://www.miamachina.it/analogclock.py" title="a clock object">
Here is some text that describes the object and its operation.
</object>
</body>
</html>

Fail Examples

No alternate content.
<!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 #80 - Positive</title>
</head>
<body>
<object classid="http://www.miamachina.it/analogclock.py" title="a clock object">
</object>
</body>
</html>

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