Indentify a font icon semantically

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Low

20% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deafblindness

WCAG Version:

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Automated Test Accuracy:

Check1st Severity:

DRRSAG Designations:

  • role

How to Fix the Problem

Markup icon fonts with role=“img”.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Find elements using a popular font icon class (fa- , glyphicon- , material-icons) and check if they are missing role=img attribute.

Why Is it Important?

Screen reader users need to be able to perceive icon fonts that are meaningful, such as a star signifying a favorite, or an email icon in a link.

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