Element

area

Error Type

Potential

Guidelines

  • BITV 1.0 (Level 2)
    Guideline GroupLevel 1
    Guideline Subgroup1.1 Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element.
  • MyTest
    Guideline GroupTestGroup
  • Stanca Act
    Guideline GroupRequirement 19: Link Text
  • 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

Alt text for all area elements identifies the link destination.

Error

Alt text for area element may not identify the link destination.

Short Description

Alt text for area element must describe the link destination.

How To Determine

Question Does the Alt text for this area element identify the link destination?
PASS Alt text for area element identifies the link destination.
FAIL Alt text for area element does not identify the link destination.

Steps To Check

Procedure

1. Check the alt attribute value of each area element.

Expected Result

1. Alt text for all area elements identifies the link destination.

Failed Result

1. Modify the alt attribute value so it identifies the destination of the link.

Examples

Pass Examples

Alt text identifies the link destination.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<title>OAC Testfile - Check #65 - Negative</title>
</head>
<body>
<p><img src="library.gif" usemap="#map1" alt="Image map of areas in the library" /> </p>
<p><map id="map1" name="map1">
<area shape="rect" coords="0,0,50,50" href="reference.html" alt="reference section"/>
</map></p>
</body>
</html>

Fail Examples

Alt text does not identify the link destination.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<title>OAC Testfile - Check #65 - Positive</title>
</head>
<body>
<p><img src="library.gif" usemap="#map1" alt="Image map of areas in the library" /> </p>
<p><map id="map1" name="map1">
<area shape="rect" coords="0,0,50,50" href="reference.html" alt="drawing of a blue book"/>
</map></p>
</body>
</html>

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